Sesame seed allergySSesame seed allergySesame seed allergyEnglishAllergyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-12-18T05:00:00ZVy Kim, MD, FRCPC;Anna Kasprzak, RN​9.0000000000000059.0000000000000764.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>​Find out how to help your child manage a sesame seed allergy. </p><h2>What is a sesame seed allergy?</h2><p>Sesame seeds come from the sesame plant. When the sesame pods mature, they burst open, revealing tiny sesame seeds. A sesame seed allergy occurs when the body reacts to the protein in sesame seeds.</p><p>The sesame seed is considered one of the most common causes of food allergies in Canada. If a child has a sesame allergy, they may also be allergic to other types of seeds, including poppy, carroway, sunflower and flax. An allergist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating allergies) may suggest your child avoid all seeds due the risk of cross-contamination (see below).</p> ​ <h2>Will my child always have a sesame seed allergy?</h2><p>Yes, a sesame seed allergy is usually life-long.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child with a sesame seed allergy may also have an allergy to poppy, carroway, sunflower or flax seeds.</li> <li>Other names for sesame include sesamol, benne seed and sim sim. Food products that contain sesame include tahini, tempeh, vegetable oil, dips, spreads, processed meats and seasonings.</li> <li>Your child can get the nutrients in sesame from other foods such as cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, beans, fish and whole grains.</li> <li>To prevent an allergic reaction, always read food product labels, avoid foods if you are not sure of the ingredients and avoid using utensils or containers that might have come in contact with sesame seeds.</li> <li>If your child's diet is limited because of a sesame seed allergy, a registered dietitian can offer advice on getting a balanced diet. </li> </ul><h2>Possible sources of sesame seeds</h2> <p>Sesame seeds are used in many products, from oils to breads to processed meats and even prescription drugs. Below is a list of some of the many products that contain sesame seeds. </p> <table class="akh-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Baked goods, including hamburger buns</td> <td>Breaded foods, cereals, crackers</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dips and spreads</td> <td>Flavouring</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Margarine</td> <td>Processed meats, sausages</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Risotto</td> <td>Seasonings​</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Snack foods (bagel or pita chips, candy, granola bars, halvah, pretzels, rice cakes)</td> <td>Soups and sauces</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sesame oil</td> <td>Tahini, tahina</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tempeh</td> <td>Til</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Vegetable oil</td> <td>Vegetarian burgers</td> </tr> </tbody> </table><h2>Reducing the risk of cross-contamination</h2> <p>Cross-contamination occurs when a harmless substance comes in contact with a harmful substance, such as harmful bacteria or a potential allergen. If the substances mix together, the harmful substance taints the other substance, making it unsafe to eat.</p> <p>Food allergens can contaminate other foods when, for example, the same containers, utensils or frying pans hold a range of foods.</p> <p>Bulk food containers pose a high risk of cross-contamination because they are often used for different products.</p> <p>Be sure to avoid using utensils or containers that may have come in contact with allergy-causing foods and ask about possible cross-contamination when eating out.</p> <h2>How can my child get the right mix of nutrients if they must avoid sesame?</h2> <p>The main nutrients in sesame seeds include calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fibre. Your child can still get these nutrients even if they must avoid sesame seeds and products that contain them.</p> <h3>Nutrients in sesame that are found in other foods</h3> <table class="akh-table"> <thead> <tr><th>Nutrie​nt​</th><th>Where to find it​</th></tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>Calcium​</td> <td>​Cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, calcium fortified orange juice, broccoli, salmon with bones, almonds</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Magnesium</td> <td>Wheat germ, peas, pumpkin or squash seeds, almonds​</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Iron</td> <td>​Meat, shrimp, poultry, beans (navy, pinto, kidney, garbanzo), whole wheat products, green leafy vegetables</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Phosphorus​</td> <td>​Wheat germ, rice bran, wheat bran, cheese, beans, sardines, tempeh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Vitamin B1</td> <td>Whole grain bread, cereal, pasta, rice</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Zinc​</td> <td>Meat, fish, poultry, whole grains, vegetables</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fibre​</td> <td>Whole grains, fruits, vegetables</td> </tr> </tbody> </table><h2> When to see a dietitian for a sesame seed allergy</h2> <p>If you have removed many foods from your child's diet because of a sesame seed allergy, it may be a good idea to speak to a registered dietitian. The dietitian can review the foods your child still eats to decide if they are getting enough nutrients. If necessary, they can also recommend alternative foods that your child can eat safely.</p><h2>​Further information</h2> <p>Health Canada. <a href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/securit/sesame-eng.pdf" target="_blank">Sesame – One of the ten priority food allergens​</a></p>
Allergie aux graines de sésameAAllergie aux graines de sésameSesame seed allergyFrenchAllergyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAImmune systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2014-12-18T05:00:00ZVy​ Kim, MD, FRCPC;Anna Kasprzak, RNHealth (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Comment aider votre enfant à gérer son allergie aux graines de sésame.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’une allergie aux graines de sésame?</h2><p>Les graines de sésame proviennent de la plante sésame. Lorsque les gousses de sésame arrivent à maturité, elles s’ouvrent et laissent apparaître les minuscules graines de sésame. Une allergie aux graines de sésame se produit quand le corps réagit aux protéines contenues dans les graines de sésame.</p><p>Les graines de sésame sont considérées comme l’une des causes d’allergies alimentaires les plus fréquentes au Canada. Si un enfant est atteint d’une allergie aux graines de sésame, il peut aussi être allergique à d’autres types de graines, dont le pavot, le carvi, le tournesol et le lin. Un allergologue (un médecin qui se spécialise dans le diagnostic et le traitement des allergies) pourrait recommander que votre enfant évite toute forme de graines afin d’éviter le risque de contamination croisée (voir plus bas).</p><h2>Mon enfant sera-t-il toujours atteint d’une allergie aux graines de sésame?</h2><p>Oui, l’allergie aux graines de sésame est habituellement permanente.</p><br><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Un enfant atteint d’une allergie aux graines de sésame peut aussi être allergique aux graines de pavot, de carvi, de tournesol ou de lin.</li><li>Les graines de sésame sont aussi connues sous le nom de sésamol, graines de Beni, et sim sim. Les produits alimentaires qui contiennent des graines de sésame comprennent le tahini, le tempeh, l’huile végétale, les trempettes, les tartinades, des viandes transformées et les assaisonnements.</li><li>Votre enfant peut obtenir les nutriments contenus dans les graines de sésame à partir d’autres aliments comme le lait de vache, le fromage, le yogourt, les légumes verts et feuillus, les légumineuses, le poisson et les grains entiers.</li><li>Afin de prévenir une réaction allergique, lisez toujours les étiquettes des produits alimentaires, évitez certains aliments si vous n’êtes pas certain des ingrédients qu’ils contiennent et évitez d’utiliser des ustensiles ou des contenants qui pourraient avoir été en contact avec des graines de sésame.</li><li>Si l’alimentation de votre enfant est limitée en raison de son allergie aux graines de sésame, un nutritionniste peut le conseiller afin d’équilibrer ses choix alimentaires.</li></ul><h2>Sources de graines de sésame potentielles</h2><p>Les graines de sésame sont employées dans plusieurs produits; des huiles, aux pains, passant par les viandes transformées et même par les médicaments sur ordonnance. Vous trouverez ci-dessous une liste de quelques-uns des nombreux produits alimentaires contenant des graines de sésame.</p><table class="akh-table"><tbody><tr><td>produits de boulangerie, y compris les pains à hamburger;</td><td>aliments panés, céréales à déjeuner, craquelins;</td></tr><tr><td>trempettes et tartinades;</td><td>arômes;</td></tr><tr><td>margarine;</td><td>viandes transformées, saucisses;</td></tr><tr><td>risotto;</td><td>assaisonnements;</td></tr><tr><td>grignotines (croustilles de bagel ou de pita, bonbon, barres tendres, halva, bretzels, galettes de riz);</td><td>soupes et sauces;</td></tr><tr><td>huile de sésame;</td><td>tahini, tahina;</td></tr><tr><td>tempeh;</td><td>graine de til;</td></tr><tr><td>huile végétale;</td><td>hamburger végétarien.</td></tr></tbody></table><h2>Réduire le risque de contamination croisée</h2><p>La contamination croisée se produit lorsqu’une substance inoffensive entre en contact avec une substance nocive, comme un allergène potentiel ou une bactérie nuisible. Si les substances se mélangent, la substance nocive altère l’autre substance, la rendant non sécuritaire à la consommation.</p><p>Les allergènes alimentaires peuvent contaminer d’autres aliments lorsque, par exemple, les mêmes contenants, ustensiles ou poêles entrent en contact avec une variété d’aliments.</p><p>Les contenants d’aliments en vrac entraînent un risque élevé de contamination croisée puisqu’ils sont souvent utilisés pour différents produits.</p><p>Assurez-vous d’éviter d’utiliser des ustensiles ou des contenants qui pourraient être entrés en contact avec des aliments pouvant causer des allergies et informez-vous des contaminations croisées possibles lorsque vous mangez à l’extérieur.</p><h2>Comment puis-je m’assurer que mon enfant reçoit tous les nutriments nécessaires s’il doit éviter les graines de sésame?</h2><p>Les principaux nutriments contenus dans les graines de sésame comprennent le calcium, le magnésium, le fer, le phosphore, la vitamine B1, le zinc et les fibres alimentaires. Votre enfant peut tout de même obtenir ces nutriments même s’il doit éviter les graines de sésame et les produits qui en contiennent.</p><h3>Les nutriments présents dans les graines de sésame que l’on retrouve dans d’autres aliments</h3><table class="akh-table"><thead><tr><th>Nutriment</th><th>Où le trouver</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>Calcium</td><td>Lait de vache, fromage, yogourt, jus d’orange enrichi en calcium, brocoli, saumon avec les arêtes, amandes</td></tr><tr><td>Magnésium</td><td>Germe de blé, pois, graines de citrouille ou de courge, amandes</td></tr><tr><td>Fer</td><td>Viande, crevettes, volaille, légumineuses (haricots blancs, haricots pinto, haricots rouges, pois chiches), produits de blé entier, légumes feuillus verts</td></tr><tr><td>Phosphore</td><td>Germe de blé, son de riz. son de blé, fromage, légumineuses, sardines, tempeh</td></tr><tr><td>Vitamine B1</td><td>Pain de blé entier, céréales à déjeuner, pâtes alimentaires, riz</td></tr><tr><td>Zinc</td><td>Viandes, poissons, volailles, grains entiers, légumes</td></tr><tr><td>Fibre</td><td>Grains entiers, fruits, légumes</td></tr></tbody></table><h2>Quand consulter un nutritionniste à propos d’une allergie aux graines de sésame?</h2><p>Si vous avez retiré plusieurs aliments de l’alimentation de votre enfant en raison d’une allergie aux graines de sésame, vous devriez consulter un nutritionniste. Il peut examiner les aliments que votre enfant a conservés dans son alimentation afin de vérifier s’il reçoit les nutriments dont il a besoin. Si nécessaire, il peut recommander des aliments de remplacement que votre enfant peut manger en toute sécurité.</p><h2>Informations complémentaires</h2><p>Santé Canada. <a href="http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2013/sc-hc/H164-156-6-2012-fra.pdf">Sésame : un des dix allergènes alimentaires prioritaires</a></p>

 

 

Sesame seed allergy811.000000000000Sesame seed allergySesame seed allergySEnglishAllergyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-12-18T05:00:00ZVy Kim, MD, FRCPC;Anna Kasprzak, RN​9.0000000000000059.0000000000000764.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>​Find out how to help your child manage a sesame seed allergy. </p><h2>What is a sesame seed allergy?</h2><p>Sesame seeds come from the sesame plant. When the sesame pods mature, they burst open, revealing tiny sesame seeds. A sesame seed allergy occurs when the body reacts to the protein in sesame seeds.</p><p>The sesame seed is considered one of the most common causes of food allergies in Canada. If a child has a sesame allergy, they may also be allergic to other types of seeds, including poppy, carroway, sunflower and flax. An allergist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating allergies) may suggest your child avoid all seeds due the risk of cross-contamination (see below).</p> ​ <h2>Will my child always have a sesame seed allergy?</h2><p>Yes, a sesame seed allergy is usually life-long.</p><h2>Other names for sesame seeds</h2> <p>Sesame can have other names in ingredient lists. Learning these names can help you catch any hidden sources of sesame in food.</p> <p>When buying packaged foods, always check the list of ingredients in the store and again when you bring the product home. It is also a good idea to check the ingredients every time you buy the food in case the recipe has changed. You can also call the manufacturer to ask about any recipe changes.</p> <p>The following table provides a list of some names for sesame seeds. Use it when you are grocery shopping or calling food manufacturers.</p> <table class="akh-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Benne/benne seed/benniseed</td> <td>Gingelly/gingilly oil</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Seeds​</td> <td>Sesamol/sesamolina</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sesamum indicum</td> <td>Sim sim</td> </tr> </tbody> </table><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child with a sesame seed allergy may also have an allergy to poppy, carroway, sunflower or flax seeds.</li> <li>Other names for sesame include sesamol, benne seed and sim sim. Food products that contain sesame include tahini, tempeh, vegetable oil, dips, spreads, processed meats and seasonings.</li> <li>Your child can get the nutrients in sesame from other foods such as cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, beans, fish and whole grains.</li> <li>To prevent an allergic reaction, always read food product labels, avoid foods if you are not sure of the ingredients and avoid using utensils or containers that might have come in contact with sesame seeds.</li> <li>If your child's diet is limited because of a sesame seed allergy, a registered dietitian can offer advice on getting a balanced diet. </li> </ul><h2>Possible sources of sesame seeds</h2> <p>Sesame seeds are used in many products, from oils to breads to processed meats and even prescription drugs. Below is a list of some of the many products that contain sesame seeds. </p> <table class="akh-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Baked goods, including hamburger buns</td> <td>Breaded foods, cereals, crackers</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dips and spreads</td> <td>Flavouring</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Margarine</td> <td>Processed meats, sausages</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Risotto</td> <td>Seasonings​</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Snack foods (bagel or pita chips, candy, granola bars, halvah, pretzels, rice cakes)</td> <td>Soups and sauces</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sesame oil</td> <td>Tahini, tahina</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tempeh</td> <td>Til</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Vegetable oil</td> <td>Vegetarian burgers</td> </tr> </tbody> </table><h2>Reducing the risk of cross-contamination</h2> <p>Cross-contamination occurs when a harmless substance comes in contact with a harmful substance, such as harmful bacteria or a potential allergen. If the substances mix together, the harmful substance taints the other substance, making it unsafe to eat.</p> <p>Food allergens can contaminate other foods when, for example, the same containers, utensils or frying pans hold a range of foods.</p> <p>Bulk food containers pose a high risk of cross-contamination because they are often used for different products.</p> <p>Be sure to avoid using utensils or containers that may have come in contact with allergy-causing foods and ask about possible cross-contamination when eating out.</p> <h2>How can my child get the right mix of nutrients if they must avoid sesame?</h2> <p>The main nutrients in sesame seeds include calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fibre. Your child can still get these nutrients even if they must avoid sesame seeds and products that contain them.</p> <h3>Nutrients in sesame that are found in other foods</h3> <table class="akh-table"> <thead> <tr><th>Nutrie​nt​</th><th>Where to find it​</th></tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>Calcium​</td> <td>​Cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, calcium fortified orange juice, broccoli, salmon with bones, almonds</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Magnesium</td> <td>Wheat germ, peas, pumpkin or squash seeds, almonds​</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Iron</td> <td>​Meat, shrimp, poultry, beans (navy, pinto, kidney, garbanzo), whole wheat products, green leafy vegetables</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Phosphorus​</td> <td>​Wheat germ, rice bran, wheat bran, cheese, beans, sardines, tempeh</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Vitamin B1</td> <td>Whole grain bread, cereal, pasta, rice</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Zinc​</td> <td>Meat, fish, poultry, whole grains, vegetables</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fibre​</td> <td>Whole grains, fruits, vegetables</td> </tr> </tbody> </table><h2> When to see a dietitian for a sesame seed allergy</h2> <p>If you have removed many foods from your child's diet because of a sesame seed allergy, it may be a good idea to speak to a registered dietitian. The dietitian can review the foods your child still eats to decide if they are getting enough nutrients. If necessary, they can also recommend alternative foods that your child can eat safely.</p><h2>​Further information</h2> <p>Health Canada. <a href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/securit/sesame-eng.pdf" target="_blank">Sesame – One of the ten priority food allergens​</a></p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/sesame_seed_allergy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/sesame_seed_allergy.jpgSesame seed allergy

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