Hummus

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 1:29am
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pIs it OK to give a PA child hummus?/p

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 1:32am
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Hummus is made out of chick peas which are in the same family as peanuts (legume). It is my understanding that a PA child also being allergic to peas is uncommon. Still, I would proceed with caution when feeding hummus for the first time.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 1:35am
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Also hummus is made with sesame seed oil.
I being allergic to nuts am also allergic to sesame seeds. I know alot of nut allergy people also are allergic to some degree to sesame as well. I would avoid it if I were you. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 7:03am
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Actually, hummus is made with sesame seed paste (tahini). My sesame seed allergic son has had sesame oil without reacting (it's in McD's chicken nuggets) but anyone with s.s. allergy would definitely react to the paste, which is a major ingredient in hummus. Tahini is also in baba ganoush, the Middle Eastern eggplant dip, and in other M.E. dishes.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 7:37am
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Hummus is definitely off limits to my PA son, as he is also allergic to chick peas and sesame seeds!
A.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 12:31pm
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I just wanted to note that I had a recipe for hummus that said that you could substitute peanut butter for tahini. So, it could be a "hidden ingredient." I used to do this all of the time. My daughter can eat hummus only if we are sure of the ingredients. (chick peas and tahini are fine for her.)

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 2:41pm
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My husband is part Arabic and I make hummus often. My son loves it and I have always felt comfortable with him eating it.

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 3:26pm
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My daughter ate tons of tahini and hummus for the first 5 years of her life. They seemed like the perfect foods for a dairy and egg allergic toddler who wasn't supposed to be exposed to nuts and peanuts. (We didn't find out she was actually allergic to nuts and peanuts until we introduced them to her at age 3; by then she had outgrown her other allergies, though.) Lo and behold, she developed a sesame allergy at age 5! I attribute it to an extreme over exposure to sesame seeds. So, be careful!

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