gum acacia

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By debra_jw on Tue, 02-20-01, 14:01

I was told gum acacia is a derivative of peanuts. My 3 year old has severe peanut allergy. Is this true? and, if it is, why isn't it listed on the yellow card that can go in ones wallet?

thanks to all for input!!

What other ingredients should one look for that is 'peanut' by any other name?

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By Nick on Tue, 02-20-01, 15:41

Well, in the UK, I have been told by my Doctor that the following *could* contain nuts :
- lecithin
- hydrolised vegetable fat / oil
- hydrogenated veg...
- E471
- E472
- arachis (peanut)

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Nick (PA sufferer)

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By on Thu, 03-22-01, 03:44

Quote:Originally posted by Nick:
[b]Well, in the UK, I have been told by my Doctor that the following *could* contain nuts :
- lecithin
- hydrolised vegetable fat / oil
- hydrogenated veg...
- E471
- E472
- arachis (peanut)

[/b]

Hi,
What is E471 and 472???

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By mom2two on Thu, 03-22-01, 20:28

gum acacia (also known as arabic gum or gum arabic) is a gummy substance that comes from the Acacia trees found in Africa and Southern Asia. It is not a derivative of the peanut.
That is not to say that some people may also be allergic to this substance in addition to other allergies such as PA.

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By brenda on Thu, 03-22-01, 21:20

The Food Allergy Network has an article on Natural gums (agar gum, arabic/ acacia gum, ghatti gum, guar gum, karaya gum, locust bean gum, tragacanth gum and xanthan gum). FAN says "Allergic reactions to gums are rare. Generally, these ingredients are regarded as safe for most food-allergic individuals."

[This message has been edited by brenda (edited March 22, 2001).]

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By synthia on Fri, 11-26-04, 14:49

bump

[url="http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2003/aprqtr/pdf/21cfr184.1330.pdf"]http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/...cfr184.1330.pdf[/url]

[This message has been edited by synthia (edited November 26, 2004).]

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By Jenna on Wed, 10-10-07, 19:16

Has anyone had problems with this? My son had a reaction last night and the only thing we can think it might be is this. Apparently, according to my understanding, this is a legume. Do they do allergy testing specifically for this?

Any info you have would be helpful. Thanks.

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By cathlina on Thu, 10-11-07, 00:10

This is a legume.

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By abigailsmoma on Thu, 10-11-07, 00:19

We have had problems with acacia. It was in Fruit Punch or that other punch. Sorry my mind went blank!
Anyway we have to avoid it. My daugther has reacted to every legume so far though. We try and stay far away from Legumes. I have a good legumes page on other names on my website. Just click on allergens and the legumes.
[url="http://www.foodallergyfaith.org"]http://www.foodallergyfaith.org[/url]
Good Luck

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