Coconut Allergy

History of Coconut

 

Facts

-       A tree nut and a coconut allergy are listed as tree nut allergies on products. This is determined by the FDA

-       The FDA did not consider coconut to be part of tree nut allergy’s in labeling until 2006.  Does this mean everything listed with tree nut on it includes the coconut component?  Yes according the the FALCPA

-      The protein in coconut is incredibly close to the protein in walnuts and hazelnut’s, there may be cross reactivity between all of these

-      Coconut oil is a cold pressed oil therefore less of the protein is removed during processing compared to peanut oil

-      There also may be cross reaction between pomegranate and dates

Symptoms

  • Sneezing
  • Running nose
  • Skin problem
  • Red eyes
  • Sore eyes
  • Itching in mouth and in upper palate
  • Throat swelling
  • Cough and breathing difficulty
  • Sinus pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Throat swelling
  • Headache

Hidden Ingredients

  • Orange Juice
  • Vitamins
  • Gummie Vitamins
  • Lotions and soaps
  • Baked goods
  • Cereal
  • Ice Cream
  • Movie Theater Popcorn
  • Cool Whip
  • Quaker Granola Bars
  • Frozen Meals
  • Infant Formula

Hidden Coconut in Shampo’s/Soaps/Beauty Products

  1. Octanediol
  2. Phenoxyethanol
  3. Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate
  4. Capryl Glycol
  5. Caprylic Acid
  6. Caprylic Glycol
  7. Caprylic/Capric
  8. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides
  9. Caprylyl Glycol
  10. Ceteareth-20
  11. Cetearyl Alcohol
  12. Cetearyl Glucoside
  13. Ceteth-20 Phosphate
  14. Cetyl Alcohol
  15. Cetyl Esters
  16. Cocamide MEA
  17. Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  18. Cococaprylate/Caprate
  19. Coco Glucoside
  20. Cocomide DEA
  21. Coconut diethanolamide (CDFA)
  22. Cocos nucifera (another name for coconut oil)
  23. Coconut Oil
  24. Disodium Cocamphodiprop
  25. Disodium cocoamphodiacetate
  26. Emusifying Wax
  27. Glyceryl Caprylate
  28. Glyceryl cocoate
  29. Hexyl Laurate
  30. Isopropyl Myristate
  31. Laureth-3
  32. Lauric Acid
  33. Lauryl Alcohol
  34. Lauramide DEA
  35. Myristic Acid
  36. Olefin Sulfonate
  37. Organic Sodium Cocoate
  38. PEG – 7 Glyceryl Cocoate
  39. PEG -100
  40. PEG – 100 Stearate
  41. Phenoxyethanol
  42. Polysorbate 20
  43. Sodium Cocoate
  44. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  45. Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
  46. Sucrose Stearate
  47. Sodium Lauroamphoacetate
  48. Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  49. Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinat
  50. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  51. Sodium Stearate
  52. Sorbitan Stearate
  53. Stearyl Alcohol
  54. Stearalkonium chloride
  55. Sucrose Cocoate
  56. TEA-Laureth Sulfate
  57. Vegetable Cetearyl Glucose
  58. Vegetable Glycerine




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