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By 2boys2luv on Thu, 11-23-06, 01:13

Ok, this may be silly, but what is Nutmeg???? The word nut just sends off the radar! I'm making a pumpkin pie and it calls for pumpkin spice and in the spice is nutmeg. Sorry, I'm not much of a chef [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Concerned about the nutmeg for my PA DS. Thanks!!!

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By ajgauthier on Thu, 11-23-06, 01:33

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg[/url]

Nutmeg is a seed of a fruit of an evergreen.

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Adrienne

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By Edinview on Thu, 11-23-06, 01:34

I think it's a thin skin that dries around an actual nutshell. The skin is grated off and used as the spice. My understanding is that it isn't the nut part and should be safe. But we're not allergic to nuts yet.

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By momll70 on Thu, 11-23-06, 01:40

I know when my son was diagnosed with PA the allergist told me nutmeg was o.k. Now my son is allergic to seeds (sesame, poppy, sunflower) I don't know if you need to avoid for seed allergy.

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By 2boys2luv on Thu, 11-23-06, 01:47

Wow Adrienne! That was out there. Who would think that a spice used in our foods could do all that. Makes you wonder why it was and how it ever started to be put in foods! CRAZY! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. The more I read on here, the more checking I do with everything I'm using. I have to say, we have been extremely lucky to have never had a reaction due to cross contamination before my eyes were opened! Thanks, Have a Great Thanksgiving!

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By gw_mom3 on Thu, 11-23-06, 04:57

Quote:Originally posted by Edinview:
[b]I think it's a thin skin that dries around an actual nutshell. The skin is grated off and used as the spice. My understanding is that it isn't the nut part and should be safe. But we're not allergic to nuts yet.[/b]
Actually the thin skin around the nutmeg is called Mace and is a little milder tasting than nutmeg. The actual nutmeg looks like a pit, sort of, and it is solid all the way through. We use whole nutmeg and grate it as we need it-it loses flavor quickly after being grated. My dd has never had a problem with it. BTW I learned all that from the Penzey's catalog. lol. I've been using whole nutmeg since before my 10 yo was born.

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