SERGEANT, G. KANNY, D.A. MONERET-VAUTRIN
Service de Médecine D
Médecine interne - Immunologie Clinique et Allergologie
29, Av. de Lattre de Tassigny
54035 NANCY Cedex - France
Vol 2 - n° 5
food, sesame is found in various forms :
or peeled seeds, oil
paste – a kind of almond like paste, sewing
as a cooking salted or sweet base in use in cooking in
Far East, Thailand, Pakistan, Japan, India, Middle East
and Northern Africa
: solid residues obtained while treating sesame
seeds in order to get oil by extraction – used as
suppress any product including one of the following mentions
sesame, sesame seeds, sesame oil
before buying or eating a product, carefully check up its composition
The list of the components may vary from one pack to the other according
to the manufacturer’s pleasure
TO BE SUPPRESSED IN THE DIET
kinds of breads, rusks, toasted bread, small toasted bread
used to make hamburgers
be also careful about the possible contamination by sesame
seeds of other kinds of bread such as sticks of French breadAperitif
biscuits : check up their composition
including those sold in health-food departments or stores
up their composition
bars : check up their composition
Nuts, husked and sold in packs
tomato sauces produced insdustrially
take one’s meals in :
- Fast foods
- Mac Donald’s, Quick, Burger King, ...
- « Exotic » restaurants
: Chinese, North African, Thailandese, Libanese, Japanese,
Pakistanese, etc … : the risk of finding sesame oil
(on shrimps, for instance) and of sesame contamined elements
is very important.
of very frequent reactions with other kinds of seeds, an
advice is greatly wished for.
is one of the allergens the declaration of which is required
on the labels in the next directive of the European Union on
labelling (meeting in May 2003).
careful while manipulating animal feeding.
medicines and cosmetics products may contain sesame oil. It is
therefore required that your physician or your pharmacist check
up the composition before delivering any of them.