Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

GRUMP 1

Peanuts

Recommended Posts

I saw on the news last night where they are now growing peanuts that are safe for those that have an allergy to them. This is great news for them, but when are we going to get our equal time and get some wheat that is safe for us to eat. If they can do this with peanuts then WHY cant they do it with wheat? Just a thought........ Would be nice don't you think? :angry::(

Grump

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I saw on the news last night where they are now growing peanuts that are safe for those that have an allergy to them. This is great news for them, but when are we going to get our equal time and get some wheat that is safe for us to eat. If they can do this with peanuts then WHY cant they do it with wheat? Just a thought........ Would be nice don't you think? :angry::(

Grump

That's interesting...how do they remove the allergic component?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder what the allergic component is in peanuts? And if this will help those of us with more of an intolerance to them.

As for wheat, I'm not sure what the allergy component is, but if you're talking about removing the gluten, I don't think it's possible. If you took the protein gluten out of wheat, you'd pretty much just be left with the husk. And it certainly wouldn't have the same properties of wheat anymore - it would act like rice flour when you try to bake it. It would fall apart!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I wonder what the allergic component is in peanuts? And if this will help those of us with more of an intolerance to them.

As for wheat, I'm not sure what the allergy component is, but if you're talking about removing the gluten, I don't think it's possible. If you took the protein gluten out of wheat, you'd pretty much just be left with the husk. And it certainly wouldn't have the same properties of wheat anymore - it would act like rice flour when you try to bake it. It would fall apart!

Allergies are the body's abnormal response to the proteins in different foods, but I have also read that peanuts have a very high mold content and some people who have a problem with peanuts are reacting to the mold.

But I can't imagine how they can remove the protein from peanuts or any other food for that matter.

Maybe it's a genetically modified, engineered peanut?

I would be interested in reading the article the op mentioned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...