Does xxxx mean peanut?

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/2004 - 1:56pm
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I am still trying to learn everything I can for my PA son. I did see a site that lists out different ingredients names that is really egg. Is this true for peanut too? Should I be looking for other hidden names that doesn't specifically say peanut?

Posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 12:53am
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Check out [url="http://www.foodallergy.org"]www.foodallergy.org[/url] (FAAN). They have little cards that you can carry with you that give you the "secret code" names of the most troublesome allergenic foods.
One of the code names for peanut that I never would have known is arachais oil (peanut oil).
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 2:21am
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this is from The Peanut Allergy Answer Book by Michael C. Young, M.D.
In the UK and Europe, peanut can be referred to as "ground nut", and peanut oil can be referred to as "arachis oil".
The following terms on a package label may indicate the presence of peanut:
Artificial nuts
Beer nuts
Cold pressed, expelled, or expressed peanut oil
Goober peas (slang)
Ground nuts
Imitation nuts
Marzipan
Mixed nuts
Nougat
Peanut
Peanut Butter
Peanut flour

Posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 2:30am
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One more thing from his book is a list of what to watch out for:\
gravy , sauces, and chili may use p.b. as a thickener.
egg rolls
Asian, Thai, Vietnemese, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Ethiopian cooking.
Sauces and toppings can have finely crushed peanuts mixed in without any visible signs.
Peanut sauce is often included as a hidden ingredient in chicken marinade.
Peanut powder is a listed ingredient in some vegetable soup mixes.
One brand of gourmet popcorn has peanut flavoring to enhance its special flavor
Peanut flour is used in certain brands of frozen dinners.
"Slivered Almonds" found on some baked goods may actually be made from raw peanuts because they are cheaper.
Peanuts can be reflavored and pressed into other shapes such as walnuts and almonds.
Bean bags, draft blocker bags.
Bird feeders sometimes list peanut hearts.

Posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 2:32am
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Quote:Originally posted by momma2boys:
[b]Peanuts can be reflavored and pressed into other shapes such as walnuts and almonds.[/b]
I guess this is one good reason to avoid tree nuts.

Posted on: Sat, 05/01/2004 - 5:36am
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I think that peanut are also know as ground nuts in the UK (and on some of their exported food labels).

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