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Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 12:41am
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Sorry but your allergist is wrong. Nutmeg is the seed of a fruit. Read here [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg[/url]
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Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 12:42am
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My son is PA/TNA and allergic to seeds and has been fine with nutmeg. We use McCormick.
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Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 12:51am
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Also, on FAANs website [url="http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/treenut.html"]http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/treenut.html[/url]
Is nutmeg safe?
Nutmeg is obtained from the seeds of the tropical tree species Myristica fragrans. It is safe for an individual with a tree nut allergy.
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Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 3:55am
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Nutmeg is not a nut. However I once met someone who is anaphylactic to nutmeg.
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Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 4:32am
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Quote:Originally posted by MDGCPA:
[b]We thought the same thing, that nutmeg was a spice, and therfore OK. I followed a recipe for apple sauce from my DS teacher, and only used 1/2 tsp in the whole batch.
My son broke out in hives immediately!!!
I called the allergist to inquire about nutmeg, and he said it is absolutely a nut product!!! I promptly threw out any spices containing nutmeg.
Marcy[/b]
Your son may be allergic to tropical fruits and/or seeds from the fruits. I am pa/tna/wheat all /soy all/rice all. But I do get reactions from melons, some tropical fruits, and seeds from all fruits. They never tested me for raw fruits and vegetables but I do have reactions from them.

Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 4:44am
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Quote:Originally posted by mumaluke:
[b]Sorry but your allergist is wrong. Nutmeg is the seed of a fruit. Read here [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutmeg[/url]
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I would look elsewhere for documented information than wikipedia. It has been found that there are many errors in it. This information sounds right though and I found the same info on another web site.
Did you know it is chemically similiar to ecstasy?
[url="http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-nutmeg.htm"]http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-nutmeg.htm[/url]
[url="http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_114b.html"]http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_114b.html[/url]
from about.com
"The nutmeg tree is evergreen, with oblong egg-shaped leaves and small, bell-like light yellow flowers that give off a distinct aroma when in bloom. The fruit is light yellow with red and green markings, resembling an apricot or a large plum. As the fruit matures, the outer fleshy covering (which is candied or pickled as snacks in Malaysia) bursts to reveal the seed. The seed is covered with red membranes called an aril, the mace portion of the nutmeg. The nut is then dried for up to two months until the inner nut rattles inside the shell. It is then shelled to reveal the valuable egg-shaped nutmeat which is the edible nutmeg. Second-rate nuts are pressed for the oil, which is used in perfumes and in the food industry."
If it looks like a nut, reacts like nut, maybe it is a nut. And aren't nuts really just seeds anyway...in natural environments aren't the nuts used as a reproductive measure, just like seeds are.

Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 9:29am
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yea look at the FAAN site, they say it is not a nut and anyone with TN can eat it.
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