safe pecans

Posted on: Thu, 07/08/2004 - 12:27pm
lalow's picture
Offline
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
Offline
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!
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 10:41am
marina_twinmom's picture
Offline
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 ...

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:21pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by sunshinestate Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:00pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Sun, 12/29/2019 - 5:44pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 3:41pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 2:39pm
Comments: 45

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

You can make light, fluffy pancakes without eggs or milk. If you have some type of food...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Seeds, such as pumpkin or sunflower, make great peanut or tree nut substitutes in recipes, and roasted soy or garbanzo beans are tasty snacks and...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

When you have a food allergy, you need to check every food label. The safest way to eat when you have a ...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

Most elementary school teachers take a mid-morning break to allow their students to refuel with a snack. If it's your turn to bring a snack for...

In the United States, there are no lines of ice cream that are dedicated to being nut-free....

Do you have a child with peanut allergies and an upcoming birthday? Perhaps you'd like to bake a...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

If you have a food allergy, you will probably need to make some changes to your diet...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

Many doctors treat allergies, including pediatricians and general practice doctors. When allergies are severe, primary care physicians often refer...

If you are looking for a way to support food allergy education and awareness, you may be interested in a documentary created by a young filmmaker...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Skin rashes and itching are common allergic reactions to peanut butter. According to the Mayo Clinic, reactions to peanut butter can happen within...

A low oxalate diet may be recommended to prevent kidney stones from forming. Oxalates are chemicals found in plant-based foods. These may collect...