Why do some of you avoid all legumes?

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 7:57am
Nicole1401's picture
Joined: 12/27/2002 - 09:00

Is it a fear of a cross-reaction? Does it increase the chances the PA child will outgrow it?

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 8:07am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

peanut is not a nut it is a legume. Its closest relation is the chick pea. My son is allergic to most legumes , baked beans kidney beans etc.
hope this explains things,

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 8:49am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I don't avoid them.
My son is fine with kidney beans but it's not like we eat chili every day either.
Moderation is the key.
He hasn't tried chick peas though, it's not something we eat.

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 9:09am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

My son doesn't seem to have any problem with legumes, he just doesn't eat them along with most vegetables.
The problem seems to be with the type of proteins found in peanut and tree nuts.

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 9:23am
Jazz It Up's picture
Joined: 08/19/2002 - 09:00

As williamsmummy mentioned, peanuts are a legume and included in this *family* are:
Lima Beans
Chick Peas
Each legume has to be individually tested to see if the person is allergic to them.
My son outgrew his soybean allergy and just does not like the taste of Lima Beans at all so I don't push them on him...it could be instinctive on his part. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
My daughter could live off of Lima beans. LOL!
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 9:30am
nopeanuts's picture
Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

I avoid them because peanuts are in the legume family and since they are a risk of being allergic, I want to wait until my son is a little older before trying them, but I will eventually introduce them.

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 9:46am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

PA child has had hives & other reactions to various other legumes, including peas and Italian (wide, flat) green beans. He eats some soy in small amounts and does not seem to have a problem there, so far. He does not like &/or just won't eat any other beans -- green string, pinto, kidney, black, garbanzo (chick peas), etc.

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 9:47am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

We don't avoid them in our family only because we haven't had any difficulties with them.
I'll re-raise Cayley's Mom's thread re cross-reactives. It was a wonderful piece of research she did that does deserve to be bumped up on a regular basis. Hope this will help as well.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 10:07am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

we don't eat them because they simply don't come up often in the foods we eat. my kids are extremely picky eaters and legumes would never pass their lips, i'm sure. i can't think of a single time i've ever made anything that had a chick pea or a lima bean in it. : ) our girls were allergic to soy but have since outgrown that allergy. joey

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 10:33am
darthcleo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

My son had his most dramatic reaction (so far) to chickpeas, not peanuts. So doctor said no legumes at all. He's happy cause he never liked peas. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 2:12pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

My son (18) is a very selective (picky but over 18!) eater. He never ate any legumes before, and he is not trying now.
Just being careful. Maybe too careful but I've seen him in anaphylaxis.


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