Peanut butter is a creamy paste made with peanuts, despite the redundancy, which are first roasted and then ground. It has a high protein which unfortunately affected during the process of industrialization. It is a product that can be achieved easily in any supermarket, but it can be handmade in our home.

Before eating for the first time or serve at a meeting must ensure that neither we nor any of our guests have peanut butter allergy.

Peanut Butter


Peanut butter contains up to 25% protein, 20% carbohydrate and 50% fat, so it’s not good for weight loss diets.

This butter is made with different recipes from America to Asia. The form of gel or paste has been used since the ancient inhabitants of the Americas.

In some countries like USA is an addiction and is found in most supermarkets. It may present as a homogeneous or submitting more or less small pieces of peanut in its composition.

Some peanut butters contain sugar and salt, in various proportions, preferable to do at home, as the industrialized contain preservatives. In any case check the label of each product.

One of the recipes you can make at home is:

  • Peeled roasted peanuts (without red skin)
  • Peanut oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste

It puts everything in a food processor or blender and go. The amount of oil varies depending on the consistency that you want to. Similarly the salt and sugar, some prefer it without sugar.

The oil may be of another type, such as olive, flax, or any other plant. You can also put butter or margarine.

Sugar can be replaced with honey.

Peanut Butter allergy and contraindications

Peanut butter allergy can affect both children and adults and is the most common cause of death from anaphylaxis. Fortunately, research has shown that casual contact with peanut butter allergy in children is unlikely to cause a severe reaction, but surely these people should avoid eating peanut butter.

When we say that consumption should be moderate, we mean that although the nutritional and antioxidant food has valuable therapeutic properties, it also has negative consequences as contraindications or allergies that need to be considered as bodies such as the children are more likely to react with a food allergy, a counterpart to the intake of harmful substances.

In the case of peanuts infant body identifies proteins by confusing their negative substances. Peanut butter allergy symptoms can present as itchy red skin reaction as large or very small, chest tightness, itching around the mouth or throat in such cases should seek medical advice immediately.

Peanut butter allergy can cause anaphylactic shock, which is a generalized response of the body at serious risk of life.

Approximately 1% of children are allergic to peanuts. To 6 years does heal about 20%, the rest may suffer a lifetime, so it should be regular consultations. Not all peanut butter allergies are serious, but care must be taken.

A peanut butter allergy can be caused by direct contact (ingestion of peanuts), cross (manipulation) and the inhalation of dusts or sprays made with peanuts. A peanut allergy is very dangerous and must be detected previously.

Peanut butter allergy symptoms

This allergy can strike anyone, but appears most often in atopic children. There are more common in boys than in girls.
The allergic reaction a peanut butter and can begin to develop rapidly, and in rare cases cause death inclusions in minutes. Some possible symptoms of allergy, according to The Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society of Canada, include:

• Feeling of foreboding fear or apprehension.
• Facial flushing, urticaria, swelling or itchy lips, mouth, eyes and tongue.
• Stiff chest or throat
• Difficulty breathing; swallowing or coughing.
• Voice changes
• Vomiting nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain
• Dizziness, imbalance, fatigue
• Chills and rapid pulse
• Loss of consciousness

The allergic reaction may occur immediately or be delayed a few hours to appear.
The typical reactions are itching and swelling of the mouth and throat.
Other possible symptoms include outbreaks of hives, eczema, stomach aches and vomiting, hoarseness, coughing and wheezing.

On certain occasions, causing the reaction can be as dangerous may even cause the death of the person who has it, to cause anaphylaxis.

The proof of the above we have in the case of a young Canadian woman, allergic to peanuts, who died after kissing her boyfriend who had eaten nine hours before a peanut butter sandwich.

Peanut butter and sore throat

Sore throat can occur after eating peanut butter for those who have peanut butter allergy. You can drink cups of Ginger mixed with water and a tea spoon of maple syrup.

Allergic Rashes

The main allergic rashes from a peanut allergy are eczema, hives and general itching and redness. Hives form within a few minutes after eating peanut butter. Hives can form anywhere on the body and appear as elevated and red clusters of welts that are extremely itchy, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Eczema is an allergic skin rash that forms small blisters that can weep and crust over. Eczema also creates patches of skin that are leathery and itchy.