I have a severe anaphylactic reaction if I ingest a sunflower seed, and carry an Epi-Pen at all times. What is it in the seed kernel that could be so problematic and is it going to also be present in sunflower oil and in the sunflower organic derivatives used so much now in lotions, shampoo, and many other products today? I try to avoid any food or product that states that it contains sunflower in any form but it is becoming more difficult to avoid, especially when many crackers and such state "may contain sunflower or canola or other" oils. I even fear putting lotion on that might contain it!
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