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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Those dealing with cashew/pistachio allergies will want to watch out for this: just learned that S. American pink peppercorns are from the same family (Anacardiaceae) as those nuts.
Thx to Amy at Allergy Safe Travel for the tip.

Found this paper on 1 anaphylactic incident. ... r3811.html

Anyone here had issues with pink peppercorns?

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:53 am 

Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:26 pm
Posts: 481
I have never tried pink peppercorns and will certainly avoid them now. I don't know for sure if I am allergic to cashews or pistachios but I'm certainly not taking the chance. Thanks for the heads up.

anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potato; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:08 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 662
Location: AB, Canada
Interesting. I have OAS, and may have a peanut allergy (3 of my kids do), I bought white pepper the other day, and found something very off/offensive about it, so I threw it out. I wonder if there's any cross reactivity there?

DSs 7,7,9 all PA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:45 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 965
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Gwen, Thanks for the heads up! I wonder if the "pink" in the mullti-colour peppercorn mix is this particular peppercorn? Although, since it's not a true peppercorn, I'm guessing not, but definitely not taking any chances - we will stick with black (or white) peppercorn.

17 yr old daughter: no health issues
14 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, sesame,sunflower,mustard,poppy seeds, peas, carrots, some fruits, instructed to avoid legumes(except soy & green beans),pollen, cats, horses, cold urticaria

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:40 pm 

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:40 am
Posts: 431
Location: Alberta, Canada
Good to know Cashew's are one of my worst allergies.
Now..... one more question at a restaurant, when you see a steak with peppercorn, its not just a peppercorn any more.

Me-Allergic to Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Shellfish, ASA and Asthma
My Husband and Children No Allergies

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