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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11 08 11:13 pm    Post subject: Pecan/Walnut/etc Reply with quote

Anyone know if there are any allergy effects using this wood for smoke? You know, for people with nut allergies??
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13 08 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not sure, I wonder about that as well. If I knew someone was deathly allergic to the nuts I'd try not to use the wood , just in case there were a bad reaction.
I dont know if the wood would carry the same chemicals as the nuts would but I dont want to take the chance.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29 08 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: Pecan/Walnut/etc Reply with quote

reptileink wrote:
Anyone know if there are any allergy effects using this wood for smoke? You know, for people with nut allergies??

Hmmm.....That's a good question.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29 08 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Food allergies are caused by the proteins contained in the offending food, I doubt it would be an issue.

For instance, people with peanut allergies can eat foods cooked in peanut oil with no ill effects because it is a lipid, with no proteins contained in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31 08 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats somthing i never thought about i only cook with wood and the food is not nor ever has been a problem but the hickory smoke turns my skin red and iritates my lunges i use it only at night when i will not be in direct contact with the smoke..Thank you never would have thought of an alergy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01 08 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harry Nutczak wrote:
Food allergies are caused by the proteins contained in the offending food, I doubt it would be an issue.

For instance, people with peanut allergies can eat foods cooked in peanut oil with no ill effects because it is a lipid, with no proteins contained in it.


I know you probably meant pure peanut oil, but to be safe I'd mention that it has to be pure peanut oil. Cold pressed peanut oil can be sketchy since some of the protien can make it's way through.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19 09 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any definite answer to this question yet?
My son has a severe allergy to most tree nuts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19 09 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guv wrote:
Any definite answer to this question yet?
My son has a severe allergy to most tree nuts.


No definite answer yet. Ask your doctor and/or nearest college professor. In the meantime, I'd stick with fruit woods like apple and cherry. Ya can't go wrong with that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27 09 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's how Michael Jackson died, by food poisoning. They found 11 year old nuts in his stomach... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29 09 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think you are good to go. The allergies are almost always associated with the nuts or legumes themselves and not other parts of the plant or tree.
People with peanut allergies don't have the same reaction to peanut oil when it's used in cooking.

http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/peanut.html

I know that the burning of the hulls and skins from both pecan and walnuts can cause problems because the smoke is an irritant and can give people allergy like symptoms. I lived in a big spot for walnut, pecan and almond production and the farmers and processors burned the hulls. Yuck!

You can check with a big Ag school like UC Davis in California or maybe Texas A&M. Best of luck to ya on the knowledge hunt. Post up the results, I'm curious to know the answer.
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