Would You Let Your PA Child/Yourself Eat Peanut Oil?

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2003 - 3:22pm
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Would you let your PA child/yourself eat peanut oil?

I remember 20 years ago visiting the home of friends. They were vegetarian. The husband used peanut oil in all of his cooking. I honestly have to say (and perhaps I have led a sheltered life) that that was the only home I had ever been in where I saw someone use peanut oil.

It's costly stuff. When I lived in Stayner, it was only within the last two years or so that the only grocery store in town started to stock peanut oil (Planter's).

I have a nice extra virgin olive oil in my 'fridge right now that I'm quite comfie with. Other than that, I tend to use canola oil.

Recognizing that this could be considered a comfort zone thing, I'd like to ask for respect for those who may answer that yes, they do use peanut oil or are not wary of it.

I don't use peanut oil. I've never bought it in my life, long before PA entered it, and as I said, I have that nice olive oil downstairs that I'm quite comfortable with.
I wouldn't want Jesse to eat anything fried in peanut oil.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2003 - 11:33pm
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Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

Absolutely not.
Jaime [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2003 - 11:44pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
I do not use peanut oil, and I will not eat anything prepared with peanut oil. IT is not worth the risk, as how can you guarantee that 100% of the peanut protein has been removed. It may have been removed from some brands, but other brands (ie: cold pressed) may have lots of protein in them.
So I never eat peanut oil and have never had it in my life.
These days, I use canola and olive oil (and have also used sunflower oil in the past)

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2003 - 11:45pm
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

No way Jose.
Count me among the Canola/Olive Oil devotees. I also use Grapeseed oil on occasion.

Posted on: Mon, 04/28/2003 - 12:07am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

here i am finding myself posting again....sometimes i just can't stay away. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
regarding peanut oil....i have never intentionally let my two pa girls eat foods prepared with or in peanut oil but i have let them eat chic-fil-a chicken before i knew it was fried in peanut oil and i once let bryce eat a bag of bugles (a type of chip) that was prepared in peanut oil. i did not read the label first; just assumed they were fine (back when i was much less vigilant). the girls suffered no reactions from those exposures to peanut oil. however, i would never allow it again just to be on the safe side. i am much more careful now.
i have heard that high temps denature (?) or somehow change the peanut protein in peanut oil (which may explain why we had no reactions). of course, this is my totally uneducated comment. i have just heard this but i don't know it for certain. seems to make sense though.
you may recall that bryce once reacted in a very big way to steam from peanut oil near an asian restaurant (inhalation, we suppose)so i am not convinced that it is always safe. for that reason, we avoid it entirely. (lots of people these days in our area deepfry turkey in peanut oil so i have to really watch out for how the turkey is prepared when i let the girls eat turkey anywhere other than home).

Posted on: Mon, 04/28/2003 - 12:07am
mae's picture
Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

I wouldn't risk it. We use olive oil, canola and sesame oil. I've never used peanut oil.
mae [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 04/28/2003 - 12:16am
MeCash's picture
Joined: 04/18/2001 - 09:00

We don't use it either or patron any restaurants that do.
We were told, however, when my son was diagnosed, that there is a difference between 'cold pressed' and 'hot pressed' peanut oil and 'hot' pressed was safe. I still won't take the risk, nor will my son. If it says 'peanut' or 'may contain' or 'processed on...' my son won't touch it and he reads every label more diligently than I do!
Horray for Asperger's in this case. Only a wildly obsessive-compulsive autistic kid at age 7 would be so diligent!

Posted on: Mon, 04/28/2003 - 12:34am
ACBaay's picture
Joined: 03/19/2002 - 09:00

No Way! Even the refined peanut oil contains minute peanut protein, and even if an immediate reaction did not occur, wouldn't the exposure increase the ige in the individual, possibly causing increased future sensitivity? Too risky for us! We stick with olive and canola oils.

Posted on: Mon, 04/28/2003 - 12:40am
mattchrismom's picture
Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

Won't go near the stuff never bought it befor pa entered our lives I pretty much us Olive oil for everything.

Posted on: Mon, 04/28/2003 - 12:41am
beansmama's picture
Joined: 10/03/2002 - 09:00

Nope, no way. No how.
We stay away from restaurants that we know uses it, Chick Fil-A, Great Steak and Potato Co....etc. I won't eat it, I won't let my daughter eat it.

Posted on: Mon, 04/28/2003 - 12:42am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by MeCash:
[b] I still won't take the risk, nor will my son. If it says 'peanut' or 'may contain' or 'processed on...' my son won't touch it and he reads every label more diligently than I do!
Horray for Asperger's in this case. Only a wildly obsessive-compulsive autistic kid at age 7 would be so diligent!
Amen. I have yet to see my son actually put his seatbelt on. [i] Yet I have never caught him without it on while riding in car.[/i] (If you are in my car, you wear your seatbelt, [i]properly[/i].) (although I am finding I don't have to remind my children as they are quite compliant in this area) A long car ride recently was occupied while contemplating the effacy of [i]airbags[/i] with him. Conversation initiated by him. (age 7 also) I often wonder in what wonderful ways (even if small) my son(s) will change the world. Do you? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
PS........ We grocery shop together. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
MommaBear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]


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