Do you ever eat food cooked in peanut oil??

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 4:03am
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Have any of you ever allowed your children to eat food cooked in peanut oil?? When we first discovered that Kate was allergic to peanuts, I used peanut oil at the time. Since then I don't; however she eats food that has been cooked in it and has never had any problems from that. Her allergist, who has retired now due to health problems, said that the peanut oil is not the part that she is allergic to? What are your thoughts on this? Thank you-Cammie

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 5:18am
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Good question! I do not actually cook in peanut oil - however - I am sure that it is in some of the food that he eats. I have been told that once the oil is heated to a certain temperature that the proteins in it that PA's react to are gone? I dont know that that is really true. Maybe someone out here knows!

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 6:20am
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I think the theory is that if it is "hot-pressed" peanut oil, then there is no peanut protein in it, so it should be safe. This is the common form of peanut oil. "Cold-pressed" which is the more gormet kind, does have peanut protein in it so it is not safe at all. I think most people here avoid all peanut oil. I know Chick-fil-a uses peanut oil and it's probably the "safe" kind but they have a warning on the boxes and I think most of us avoid it.

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 6:29am
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Before my son was diagnosed, his favorite food was cashews (roasted in peanut oil, of course.) He ate them six months straight until a skin test yielded a positive result. He hasn't touched one since.

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 7:45am
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Dr. Wood discusses this in the "Peanut Allergy Answer Book". He recommends not to make a practice of it due to possible contamination issues.
Hot press processing is actually a solvent process that destroys the protein (and nutrient) content of any oil. Theoretically this is why peanut oil is "safe".
Cold pressed peanut oil, which you find ocassionally in salad dressings and sauces is most definitely NOT safe.
My own personal guideline is this- we avoid it for my child.

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 7:51am
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cammie,
Never have had it or used it. Don't trust anyone with knowing the process the oil has been through.

Posted on: Fri, 01/25/2002 - 7:51am
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Our pediatric allergist also told us that peanut oil in it's "pure" form doesn't pose a threat. He also mentioned the "cold-compress" thing. He said it is best to steer clear of anything with peanut oil because you never know if it has been contaminated with the peanut flavoring or protein that we all have to worry about. So my advice would be to AVOID it.

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