Bush\'s Barbeque Baked Beans

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/1999 - 8:08am
Christine's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

I think this may have been posted before or at least discussed, but as I was grocery shopping yesterday I picked up a can of Bush's Barbeque Baked Beans and noted that there was peanut oil listed in the ingredients. As far as I can tell, none of the other varieties of Bush's Beans (Homestyle, Brown Sugar, etc) contain peanut oil. It must be in the barbeque sauce that they use to flavor those particular beans.

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/1999 - 11:15am
michelle's picture
Joined: 01/25/1999 - 09:00

pDo any of you let your peanut allergic children eat beans? We were told when our son was little not to let him have any beans except green beans. Are we being miss informed? Thanks/p

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/1999 - 12:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

pChristine, thanks for the warning. I remember this post previously but *newcomers* may have missed it! /p
pWe used Bushes Baked Beans until the BBQ ones came out with the peanut oil. /p
pMichelle, you were probably warned to stay away from beans since peanuts are a legume. Other members of this family are: Lima beans, chick peas, pinto beans, lentils, soybeans, peas and according to a hand out I received from my son's allergist, it states that "each food stands alone. You do not necessarily have to worry about other legumes just because your child is allergic to peanuts. To know for sure, each legume must be tested."/p
pPersonally, my son has not had a problem with baked beans or lima beans. /p
pHope this helps. /p
pStay Safe./p

Posted on: Tue, 08/24/1999 - 10:52pm
SteveW's picture
Joined: 04/08/1999 - 09:00

pThe cross reactivity between peanuts and other legumes is extremely low. Each legume stands on its own as Connie said. I've confirmed this with my Hopkins allergist and the chief dietitian and Research Nutrition Program Manager of the Pediatric Clinical Research Center (Hopkins)./p
pYour allergist may have other reasons for this. Check with your allergist./p

Posted on: Wed, 08/25/1999 - 4:30am
MaryLynn's picture
Joined: 06/25/1999 - 09:00

pIf I remember correctly the baked beans had either pork or bacon cured with the peanut oil in the Bushes BBQ Baked Beans./p
pAs for trying you child on other legumes... go slowly. It turns out my daughter is allergic to soy and peas as well. I am also concerned with the other legumes and will bring this up with my allergist in a few weeks. For now we use small quantities very infrequently and have Benadryl standing by just in case. (Epi as well)/p
pMary Lynn/p

Posted on: Fri, 06/01/2001 - 2:18pm
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

pCan't remember where I read it, but it was a recent announcement that Bushes is no longer going to use peanut oil in their baked beans. /p
pI really wish I could remember where I saw it. I love Bushes baked beans and was really happy to hear they were removing the peanut oil. This new information may have been posted on this board, but I did a search and could not find it./p
pAs always, be sure you verify this info before eating the beans./p
pSue in Sunny Arizona/p

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