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Is shea butter a nut?

Asked by jesslc323 (117points) April 23rd, 2010

I have very severe peanut allergies and a friend of mine told me i should stay away from shea butter. Whenever i go to the allergist i forget to ask whether or not i would be allergic or not.

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netgrrl's avatar

It’s the fat from the crushed seeds of the shea tree.

Lightlyseared's avatar

If you have a peanut allergy there is a chance (30–60%) you will also develop a tree nut allergy. Shea seeds are considered tree nuts.

If I was allergic to peanuts I would avoid shea butter.

cazzie's avatar

Oh oh oh! I know this… If you have a latex allergy, you should stay away from Shea butter, otherwise it is quite safe. If you want to look this up, you can look up shea tree (which is like a palm tree, so if you’re not allergic to palm, you are probably ok).. or the French word is used quite commonly…. Karite….

Are you allergic to tree nuts too? Like coconut and palm, latex? if so… stay away from shea butter.

If you are looking for a moisturiser for your skin, try rice bran oil. It’s a grass grain and therefore has less allergen potential.

jazmina88's avatar

produced in afrika

cazzie's avatar

I buy mine direct from a woman’s co op in Ghana. That reminds me… I must call Pearl.

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