question about sunflower seeds?

Posted on: Wed, 05/14/2008 - 1:46am
michellerene's picture
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I forgot what sight i was in but i thought that i just read that they are considering sunflower seeds to be nut? My daughter has a PA and I was looking into the sunbutter should I refrain from this? Whats the scoop? Could this be a case of misinformation?

Posted on: Wed, 05/14/2008 - 7:33am
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My allergist does not consider sunflowers as nuts, and I do not believe they are labeled as one. You should call your drs office and confirm with them if it is ok for you to give your daughter sunbutter. My Drs office has been very open to calls like this from me.

Posted on: Wed, 05/14/2008 - 9:41am
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it *[i]might[/i]* just be from the whole cross contamination thing.
my son is allergic to peanuts, fine with sunflower seeds. my daughter is allergic to sunflower seeds, not allergic to peanuts. (she's 23 months and has never been exposed to peanuts.)
we avoid both. :)
anyway, sunbutter is a great alternative to pb. and the brand name Sunbutter is from a peanut free facility.

Posted on: Fri, 05/16/2008 - 7:52am
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I'm not sure if this is what you might have seen but I just posted something on the AllergyMoms blog about this:
[url="http://www.allergymoms.com/modules/wordpress/index.php?p=539"]Is "Nut Free" Sunflower Seed Butter Safe for children with Peanut Allergy?[/url]
My son happens to be one of those who is allergic to sunflower seeds.
Take care,
Gina
[url="http://www.allergymoms.com"]http://www.allergymoms.com[/url]

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