What can you tell me about the peanut oil in Nutella?
Hello people - thank you for having this board, I have lurked for a few years and have found it very informative. My question: I found this information on a website re Nutella (the hazelnut spread which contains peanut oil):
"The peanut oil that Nutella contains goes through a hot-solvent extraction process
which takes out all the proteins, so you are left with pure peanut oil which is generally
non-allergenic. Only oil prepared by the hot solvent extraction process that is
commonly used in the United States is known to be free of protein. But, of course,
please consult your doctor about any health concerns you may have."
Can someone address the veracity of this statement? Not that I would ever chance feeding my PA child the stuff, but I notice that Nutella is very popular and is a fixture in our friend's kitchen cabinets. I would like to be armed with correct information before addressing the Nutella/peanut oil subject with them.