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Author Topic: Sunflower by any other name.: Different names for sunflower in ingredients list  (Read 19690 times)

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Posted: 05.27.2009 at 10:39:08


It would be too easy if Sunflower was simply labelled "Sunflower" on ingredients lists but unfortunately that isn't the case so watch out for these too.
 
Helianthus Annus - Latin

Tournesol - French

Potassium Oleate - Gentle foaming agent from sunflower

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate - Gentle cleanser from sunflower

Grindelia Robusta - Wild sunflower (Unsure if would cause reaction but better safe than sorry)

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Posted: 06.04.2011 at 11:57:25


bumping for personal reference...


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Posted: 06.05.2011 at 05:54:11


Always a good reminder!!


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Posted: 07.16.2011 at 11:58:38


This is a great reference. I was ( unpleasantly) surprised to find that sunflower oil is in nearly ALL of the lip balms that I looked at from my son the other day (he has just started having swollen lips from the pawpaw ointment he has used for years-turns out its very allergenic!).
The more 'natural' the brand the worse they seemed to be (sunflower oil plus other seed oils including nut oils etc).
My son has very frequent epipodes of lip swelling which once the swelling abates, his lips basically peel and become very cracked (its then a vicious cycle with lip swelling to things he would other wise eat without problem).
cheers


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Posted: 07.17.2011 at 03:18:52


07.16.2011 at 11:58:38, cmf wrote:
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This is a great reference. I was ( unpleasantly) surprised to find that sunflower oil is in nearly ALL of the lip balms that I looked at from my son the other day (he has just started having swollen lips from the pawpaw ointment he has used for years-turns out its very allergenic!).
The more 'natural' the brand the worse they seemed to be (sunflower oil plus other seed oils including nut oils etc).
My son has very frequent epipodes of lip swelling which once the swelling  abates, his lips basically peel and become very cracked (its then a vicious cycle with lip swelling to things he would other wise eat without problem).
cheers


I've had fantastic luck with Badger lipbalms. If you can't find those locally, you can order 'em online; no nut or seed oils: http://www.badgerbalm.com/


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Posted: 07.17.2011 at 06:23:51


Thank you!! They look great! I have just found an online stockist near me and have ordered a couple. Thanks again.


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j-Out grew egg anaphylaxis at 3 1/2yrs-no food allergies until 6 1/2 yrs then anaphylaxis to barley, sunflower and peanut, allergic grasses, dustmites etc sensitised pecan and macadamia ?oas ?idiopathic angioedema-failed sunflower oil challenge-new severe pineapple-brief tongue swelling + lips/nasal/occular-spt+ve
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Posted: 07.17.2011 at 10:42:27


FYI - When I talked with them, the tube ones are likely made on shared lines with nuts and sunflower oil. They don't own the plant for filling them, so they hire another company to do it. They have no way of knowing what ingredients the other company uses.
 
On the plus side, the ones in the tin are no on shared lines  :)


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Posted: 07.17.2011 at 05:32:40


thanks-thats good to know
cheers


twin boys 9yo
j-Out grew egg anaphylaxis at 3 1/2yrs-no food allergies until 6 1/2 yrs then anaphylaxis to barley, sunflower and peanut, allergic grasses, dustmites etc sensitised pecan and macadamia ?oas ?idiopathic angioedema-failed sunflower oil challenge-new severe pineapple-brief tongue swelling + lips/nasal/occular-spt+ve
 c-EE
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Posted: 07.19.2011 at 11:43:13


Does anyone worry about mono or diglycerides? I was recently diagnosed with sunflower allergy, and am wondering how extreme I need to be.
 All the allergist told me was to avoid sunflower seeds and oil. I know to avoid 'vegetable oil', but I learned that mono-diglycerides are derived from these substances... Any thoughts?

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Posted: 07.20.2011 at 06:57:51


Hi the ONLY way to tell where it comes from if it says mono or di etc is to phone the manufacturer. 'Vegetable oil' as something that you always avoid will restrict you tremendously! Its always important to avoid it if you dont know the source....BUT if you call the manufacturer then you may find that there are many things that you can eat that you would have otherwise avoided.
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twin boys 9yo
j-Out grew egg anaphylaxis at 3 1/2yrs-no food allergies until 6 1/2 yrs then anaphylaxis to barley, sunflower and peanut, allergic grasses, dustmites etc sensitised pecan and macadamia ?oas ?idiopathic angioedema-failed sunflower oil challenge-new severe pineapple-brief tongue swelling + lips/nasal/occular-spt+ve
 c-EE
**Australia
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Thanks for posting the list. It seems that 'sunflower oil' and it's deriviates go by different names depending on whether their in foods, cosmetics, perfumes etc. Would be really grateful if anyone could post any other terms they come across that manufacturers use

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I developed an allergy to sunflower seeds/oil recently and thought I'd pass along the unexpected places where sunflower seeds/oils may be found:

- Wheat breads/baked goods
- Breadcrumbs!  Progresso breadcrumbs list sunflower seeds as an ingredient.  Panko breadcrumbs might be ok.
- Deli meats (in the marinade)
- 'DATEM' (diacetyl tartaric acid ester of mono- and diglycerides) is in mini-moo creamers and cream added to coffee by places like Dunkin' Donuts and McDonalds
- Dried fruits and cereals with dried fruits
- all chips and pretzels except Cape Cod chips- supposedly made with canola oil.  I haven't tried them yet, though. 
- I don't trust labels that say vegetable oil (canola, safflower, cottonseed ...) because I think I have had reactions to these products. But I am still sorting things out. 

I'll keep posting if I discover more. 

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Coffee Crisp chocolate bars contain sunflower oil as do many steak spices. I can't eat pizzaville pizza as they make oven baked chicken wings that contain sunflower oil, then they slide a pizza pie in to the oven, it soaks up the sunflower oil.

jfrash

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Be cautious of safflower, too. It's a similar Asian plant to sunflower. I now have reactions to it.

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i react to all mono and diglycerides. i also have found out the mustard is a connected allergy to sunflower and im deffinalty allergic to that to. any one know of any makeups that contain sunflower in them?