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What Is Cottonseed Oil? Anyone Avoiding It Because of PA?

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By on Wed, 11-17-04, 13:06

This question stems from discussion in the Duncan Hines thread (I believe under Main Discussion).

What is cottonseed oil?

Is anyone avoiding it because of PA?

Obviously we're not avoiding it because of PA because I don't know what the heck it is (not to be facetious).

But that would also mean that my PA son has been eating cottonseed oil (don't even know how common it is) without problem.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Nick on Wed, 11-17-04, 14:36

Cottonseed Oil -- a link for Cindy!



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By on Wed, 11-17-04, 15:00

I don't specifically buy cottonseed oil (I usually use canola) but I do eat things with cottonseed oil.

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By happycat on Thu, 11-18-04, 00:43

No we don't avoid it. It seems to be in a lot of things we buy (especially of the cracker/chip/snackfood variety).

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By erik on Thu, 11-18-04, 01:40

No, the only oil I avoid is peanut oil.

I eat all other oils (canola, olive, sunflower, cottonseed, sesame, safflower, etc)

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By little noah's mommy on Thu, 11-18-04, 15:18

Erik, were you ever tested to see if you are allergic to sunflower or sesame seeds? I am hoping noah won't be allergic as lots of the vegetarian meat alternatives have those seeds or oils in them.

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By Naturemom on Thu, 11-18-04, 15:48

We also do not avoid it (as per allergist). DS does avoid seeds (sesame, poppy, and sunflower), but not cottonseed oil, I'm not really sure why (unless cottonseed is not really considered a seed or maybe its just different).

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By Codyman on Thu, 11-18-04, 16:07

A lady I know who is PA is also allergic to cottonseed oil.

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By erik on Sat, 11-20-04, 06:57

Quote:Originally posted by little noah's mommy:
[b]Erik, were you ever tested to see if you are allergic to sunflower or sesame seeds? [/b]

Hi [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I may have been skin tested for them when I was a teenager.. not sure.. I know I was skin tested for eggs, tree nuts, pollens, etc, but can't remember if it included sesame and sunflower. However, I have eaten sesame seeds on bread and hamburger buns all my life so I know I am not allergic. As for sunflower seeds, don't really eat them but I have had Unico sunflower oil many times as my parents cooked with it all the time when I was a kid.

Sesame is a common allergy it seems.. I have been lucky as I eat sesame seeds often on my bread and eat sesame oil when I have Japanese food and I have not had any reactions so I am lucky I am not allergic to it.

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By CVB in CA on Sun, 11-21-04, 02:44

Cottonseed oil used to be widely used in animal feed, now has sort of worked it's way up into the processed food area. It may be hidden in "vegatable oil" blends.

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By on Wed, 06-22-05, 02:22

Codyman, found this tonight while searching the board. Man, my memory is starting to fail me. I mean, I asked the question!

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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