What were you told re: Peanut Oil?

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 12:02am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

When I was first diagnosed with PA, the allergist told me that I don't have to avoid refined peanut oil....as it doesn't contain any peanut protein.

On the second visit, he told me to avoid any peanut oil.

I have avoided it, mainly because I don't know if the peanut oil being used is refined or unrefined.

What were you told by your allergist?
Have you ever had a definite reaction to refined peanut oil.


Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 12:10am
JodiBeth's picture
Joined: 09/16/2006 - 09:00

my son's allergist told me peanut oil is safe as long as it is the bleached kind. My son eats pancakes at a pancake place where they put peanut oil in the batter. He has never had a reaction. I am comfortable there, but others may not be.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 12:12am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

we were told the oil is okay too. And we've eaten, on occasion, at Chick-fil-e...don't they use peanut oil?? I don't use it myself, and am only aware of it at that one place....
I may be the minority, I know friends that don't eat at Chik-fil-e.....I think it's a personal comfort-zone thing.
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 1:25am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We were told to do what FAAN said. Which has always been that "Highly refined oils don't contain protein."
I only began to question this when DH and I discussed that and realized that there is simply [i]no way[/i] that can be literally true. (We're both chemists.) So I questioned FAAN about it, and they shot it over to Dr. Taylor, who was the origin of the statement (he's at Nebraska). Anyway, he conceded that it isn't [i]entirely[/i] protein free. It contains (on average) under 10 ppm. I think he told me that the confidence interval was something like 3-8 ppm or something.... but can't be certain of the numbers as I have only just started my first cup of coffee.
Which in my opinion is still too much for some people. But others with a higher triggering dose may tolerate it just fine.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 1:44am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

I've been told the same, refined vs. unrefined, but it's a chance I'm just not willing to take.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 1:49am
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Since it would be impossible to know what type of oil (refined vs. unrefined) is used on food labels, and in restaurants who knows, even if you were to read the label on the oil they have, whether the previous batch was the "wrong kind." It's just not worth it to me.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 2:25am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I read that the difference is cold pressed vs hot pressed process. Now, this probably refined vs unrefined--same thing. I also read that in the US you will find Hot pressed, which "removes" the allergen protein. I am like everyone else--how do you know. Not even talking about oriental places.
My son had a headache every time we left Chick fil a, and a stomach ache. I thought it was just the mall that did this to him. I didn't know at the time that they used peanut oil, that is why we gave it to him.
When we found out it all made sense. This was a long time ago, before I was educated on the allergies.
I personally don't trust peanut oil-no way.
Stacie - Mother to:
11 yr. PA
8 yr. TNA
3 yr. PA&TNA

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 2:37am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Allergist in Dallas: what FAAN says. Should be fine.
Allergist where we live now: he believes us that DS has reacted to the oil at Chick Fil A, others.
We don't have it.
And we love our current allergist!

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 4:20am
cam's picture
Joined: 11/16/2006 - 09:00

Our allergist didn't address this, but for whatever it's worth my husband did a search in PubMed for "peanut oil protein allergy" and found this summary of a study that found peanut proteins still present in refined peanut oil:

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 4:44am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

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Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 4:47am
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

I want to know how FAAN thinks we can find out which type of oil it is. I doubt the restaurants know, and labels do not indicate which type either.
More useless advice from FAAN (who is suggesting that peanut oil is "ok" for the benefit of the peanut industry).
I think it's safer to avoid, since I have no idea who uses what type of peanut oil, and now that I see that even the "safe" kind can have traces, I'm even more inclined to avoid peanut oil completely.


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