Nut Proteins in Olive Oil?

Because the only oil that we have safely added to my son’s diet is canola oil, we were looking to see if we could try olive oil despite his multiple food allergies.  After we briefly researched online, we came across articles stating that there may be nut proteins in some extra virgin olive oils.  We also emailed my son’s main allergist about this.   He responded back with one of the articles that we had already found and that I was planning on posting this week anyways.

Check it out and let me know your thoughts. 

Reality Check: Dr Oz on Nut Proteins in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Source: Allergic Living


If you have nut allergies or are dealing with a family member with them, what type of oil and brands do you use? 

After reading, we must research more before any change is considered.  Instead of getting frustrated, we play detective and smile on…

6 thoughts on “Nut Proteins in Olive Oil?

  1. izabolinha

    As far as I understood the article the reason to adulterate olive oil was to make it cheaper to produce, and I think (but I might be wrong as I am not an expert) nut oils are more expensive than olive oil , so most probably they are not used to dilute olive oil, but a cheaper refined olive oil.

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Yes, that is how I read it too. Sometimes, I just wish that we could receive a simple answer from the experts like, “Yes olive oil is safe to use.” ha But, I guess life is not full of simple, concrete answers especially with topics like food allergies. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reading as always we truly appreciate it. =)

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