Sesame

Facts

-          Sesame is becoming the 9th most common allergen

-          Sesame oil is usually a crude oil, not highly refined, and therefore may contain significant amounts of sesame protein

-          Sesame plays multiple rolls from cosmetics to, pharmaceuticals, halva, tempeh, oil, butter, flour, sprouts,

-          People with a Sesame allergy are reported to also have may have an allergic reaction to: hazelnut, rye, kiwi, poppy seed, peanut, black walnut, cashew, macadamia, tree nut, coconut and pistachio

-          Eating out with a sesame allergy is very dangerous because of the risk of cross contamination.  Sesame seeds can “jump” easily from one plate to another.

-          3/4ths of Mexico’s Sesame go’s to McDonald’s for it sesame buns

-          Sesame is the 3rd most common allergy in Israel, and 4th most common in Australia

-          The USDA is the only food regulation and country who does not consider Sesame to be listed in it’s top 6 major allergens (even though statistics say otherwise)

Symptoms

  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Swelling of face and throat
  • Stomach pain
  • Wheezing
  • nausea

Hidden Ingredients

  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Oil’s
  • Dressings
  • Makeup
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Spices and “Natural Flavorings”
  • It can be used in many meals from granola, to macaroons, ice cream, dressings, sprinkled as a garnish, hamburger buns, breads, oil, desserts and so much more.

 





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