A study on refined vegetable oils was completed by the Institute of Food Research and a team of scientists from the UK and USA. They found that unrefined vegetable oils contain significant amounts of protein but put through a full refining process reduces the protein content by at least 100-fold in the refined oils.
The study concluded that refined vegetable oils such as soya or peanut are highly unlikely to trigger allergic reactions even in the most sensitive people.
This study offers promising results as there are no known cures for a food allergy. One must practice strict avoidance by reading the labels carefully for offending food allergens. The MyFoodFacts iPhone application can also be used as a companion to aid in the detection of food allergens.
To read the Abstract of the study, please go to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21250696