Sunflower oil okay?

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 1:07am
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I've heard that children with PA shouldn't eat sunflower seeds, to be on the safe side.

What about sunflower oil? Do you avoid foods with sunflower oil with your kids, or is this okay?

Thanks

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 2:15am
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My pa son eats sunflower seeds all the time. Sunbutter, sunflower seeds, and sunflower oil. Never been told to avoid and he is very reactive. Has anyone else been told to stay away from sunflower seeds??

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 2:18am
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When I was a child, my parents always cooked with sunflower oil and I had no problems.
I currently use canola oil or olive oil.

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 2:50am
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Quote:Originally posted by notnutty:
[b]My pa son eats sunflower seeds all the time. Sunbutter, sunflower seeds, and sunflower oil. Never been told to avoid and he is very reactive. Has anyone else been told to stay away from sunflower seeds??[/b]
The doctor who tested my son for peanut allergy advised me to also not give him sunflower seeds, but now that I think about it, this may be due to the fact that my son is also sesame seed allergic and he suggested ds avoid all seeds?
I did however read online that people w/PA should avoid sunflower seeds because they are often processed on the same equipment as peanuts, but of course I can not find it now! And I just read it the other day!
Thanks,
Jan

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 3:44am
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I think they say to stay away from the seeds(when peanut/nut allergic) because they are usually procesed in peanut/nut plants...so bad cross contamination. I think the oil is fine, we eat those Lays chips cooked in it. I think oil is a personal decision, some will still eat stuff cooked in peanut oil because when the oil is heated up the protein is broken down(is that the idea..my allergist explained it once, so not sure if I am correct) we've eaten at chik-Fil-a(before I understood all the places to avoid...and he was fine)......now if your child has a seed allergy, then I would ask about sunflower seeds for sure.

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 5:57am
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DS is PA and SesameA (among others) but he's had sunbutter and sunflower oil with no problems. I also asked our allergist if we should avoid and he said no. Our issue with sunflower seeds is x-contamination from peanuts. Spitz and Sunbutter are supposed to be safe. I'm waiting to hear back from Spitz myself. I would ask your allergist before trying though. He/She might have a reason for your child to avoid. ~Jessie

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