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asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th April, 2020

Does shea butter cause nut allergy?

Shea nuts are tree nuts used to produce shea nut butter, sometimes known as shea nut oil. The nut itself is not eaten in most countries. Scientific investigations have found that refined shea nut butter does not pose any known or likely allergy risk to consumers, including those with peanut or tree nut allergies.

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Hereof, is Shea considered a nut?

A: Shea nut is considered by the FDA a true nut, and the FDA requires listing of Shea nut or Shea butter as an ingredient. Shea nut is a member of the Sapotaceae family and appears to be distantly related to Brazil nut.

Likewise, does shea butter have latex? Shea butter and cocoa butter both contain a latex/protein that people with TYPE B Latex allergies might react to. Some shea butter like raw Nigerian butters have a much higher latex content than others. So remember that all shea butter is not alike in latex content.

Thereof, is Shea Butter the same as shea nut butter?

The primary article of commerce is shea nut butter, also known as shea nut oil. Shea nut butter is a cold-pressed oil that is refined, bleached, and deodorized. Shea nut butter is used in foods primarily in confectionery products as a cocoa butter substitute.

Is shea nut related to peanut?

Sicherer: Shea nut butter or oil is derived from the seed of the fruit of the shea tree, which is indigenous to parts of Africa. The relationship of proteins from this nut to other nuts or peanut, has not been reported, although shea nut is distantly related to Brazil nut. The seed is very rich in oil.

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