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Soy and Legume Allergies Section

Hidden Soy, Legumes, Sesame and Other Seeds

Allergen

Where It Hides

Alternate Names

Soy/Legumes
  • baked goods, bread, cookies
  • cereals, crackers
  • canned goods
  • chewing gum
  • imitation dairy food (imitation cheese, imitation milk, imitation ice cream)
  • infant formula
  • margarine
  • mayonnaise, other spreads, dips
  • meal replacements
  • meat products with fillers (e.g. burgers); deli meats
  • miso
  • nutrition supplements (check labels; many companies are now making and labeling their products as soy- free)
  • sauces (tamari, shoyu, teriyaki, Worcestershire)
  • simulated fish and meat products
  • soups, bouillon
  • tempeh
  • vegetarian and vegan dishes
  • vegetarian burgers
  • vitamin E
  • thickening agents
  • cosmetics and soaps
  • medications
  • bean curd (dofu, kori-dofu, soybean curds, tofu)
  • edamame
  • kinako
  • natto
  • nimame
  • okara
  • soya, soja, soybeans, soyabeans
  • soy protein (isolate and concentrate)
  • vegetable protein
  • textured soy flour (TSF)
  • textured soy protein (TSP)
  • textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  • yuba
  • lecithin (not all allergists say soy lecithin needs to be avoided; ask your allergist)
  • mono-diglyceride
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG) may contain soy
  • garbanzo beans (chick peas)



Allergen

Where It Hides

Alternate Names

Sesame, Other Seeds
Sesame:
  • baked goods, e.g., breads, cookies, pastries, bagels, buns
  • Bread crumbs, bread sticks, cereals, crackers, melba toast, muesli
  • dips, pâtés, spreads, e.g., hummus, chutney
  • dressings, gravies, marinades, salads, sauces, soups
  • ethnic foods, e.g., flavored rice, noodles, shish kebabs, stews, stir fry
  • flavor(ing)
  • herbs, seasoning, spice
  • margarine
  • processed meats, sausages
  • risotto (rice dish)
  • sesame oil, sesame salt (gomasio)
  • snack foods, e.g., bagel/pita chips, candy, granola bars, halvah, pretzels, rice cakes, sesame snap bars
  • tahini
  • tempeh
  • vegetarian burgers
  • cosmetics and soaps
  • benne/benne seed/benniseed
  • gingelly/gingelly oil
  • seeds

  • sesamol/sesamolina
  • sesamum indicum
  • sim sim
  • Tahina
  • tahini
  • Til
  • vegetable oil
Mustard:
  • sauces
  • salad dressings
  • gravies
  • dips
  • prepared meat products (sausages, hamburger patties)
  • spice mixes
  • natural flavoring
  • spices
Sunflower Seeds:
  • animal food, specifically bird
  • vegetable oil
  • breads
  • crackers
  • sunflower seed spreads
  • trail mixes (Enjoy Life trail mix does contain sunflower seeds)
  • pay attention to the labels on other seed spreads (or nuts, if there are no allergies to nuts) as they may be made on the
  • same equipment or in the same facility as sunflower seed spread
  • Cosmetics/Soaps



Sources:
-ImmunoCAP
-Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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