Allergic to Peanuts AND SOY -- All Legumes?
My girls (ages 10 and 13) are both allergic to peanuts. But on a lesser level, they are also allergic to soy protein (soy products make their throats itch). They are also allergic on some level to various tree nuts.
As you may know, soy flour is making its way into EVERYTHING lately, which is maddening.
I am assuming that since peanuts and soybeans are legumes and technically in the same "family," my girls may be allergic to ALL legumes, such as various types of lentils. They are positively allergic to green peas, so I keep them away from any type of "pea" vegetable -- even green beans, just to be safe.
But I'm confused about a few foods, such as chickpeas and pine nuts (pinons).
Are there any other people on the board who are dealing with an all-inclusive type of legume allergy? Or a peanut allergy along with a soy allergy? I would love to communicate with you. I have been dealing with this in total isolation for many years.
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