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 Post subject: Carraghennine (sp?)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:59 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:03 pm
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Location: Montreal, QC
I see this everywhere and I read that it's extracted from seaweed. If I want to avoid fish for a while for my baby, should I avoid that too?


Me - Kim - No allergies
DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:50 pm 
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Location: Ottawa
What is Carrageenan?
Carrageenan is a natural extract from red seaweeds used in processed foods for stabilization, thickening, and gelation. Carrageenan has been successfully used by the food industry in the US since the 1950s, and with increasing demand driven by the consumers' need for convenience, appealing food textures, advances in food processing, and new food products. It is used worldwide to enhance ice creams, chocolate milk, custards, cheeses, jellies, confections, meats, and protein drinks. Carrageenan is an approved food additive. ... fault.aspx

SInce it is a plant product, I can't see any reason why you should avoid it if you are avoiding fish.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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