safe pecans

Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 12:27pm
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

I called a pecan processing plant in my mother's hometown that says they only process pecans.. NO PEANUTS.. Would you give them to your PA child?

Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 12:31pm
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

No, because:
1) The high comorbidity between PA and TNA. Even if the child is not currently TNA, it could develop at any time;
2) When teaching a child to be responsible for their allergy, it's best not to confuse them. Pecans could easily be confused with peanuts, and they surely would have a hard time differentiating safe pecans from unsafe pecans (which are surely more common)!
It's a bummer, I know. I haven't made pecan pie in about 9 years, and I used to make a mean one!

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 10:41am
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

We found a place online (I believe it's Bragg Pecan Farms from Texas) that grows, processes, and sells only pecans. We've purchased pecans from them before, and my DS has had a taste or two of pecan pie made with them. (As it turned out, he preferred sweet potato pie anyway.)
He's very allergic to peanuts and almonds, but tested negative to other tree nuts.
This is within our comfort level ...


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