Tree Nuts

Facts

-           1.8 Milllion Americans have a tree nut allergy;

-          Coconut is a type of tree nut: in October of 2006, the FDA began identifying coconut as a tree nut

-          Tree nuts include, but are not limited to, walnut, almond, hazelnut, coconut, cashew, pistachio, coconut and Brazil nuts;

-          These are not to be confused or grouped together with peanut, which is a legume, or seeds, such as sunflower or sesame;

-          Many experts advise patients allergic to tree nuts to avoid peanuts and other tree nuts because of the high likelihood of cross-contact at processing facilities, which process peanuts Younger siblings of children allergic to tree nuts may be at increased risk for allergy to tree nuts. Your doctor can provide guidance about testing for siblings. and different tree nuts on the same equipment;

-          people with tree nut allergies are at increased risk of developing peanut allergies;

-          The strongest probability of cross-reactivity is between walnut and pecan, and between cashew and pistachio; however, many tree nuts have some possibility of cross-reaction between each other;

-          Like those with peanut allergies, most individuals who are diagnosed with an allergy to tree nuts tend to have a lifelong allergy.

Symptoms

  • Rashes/Skin Irritation
  • Repertory/breathing problems
  • Heart problems
  • Anaphylaxis

Hidden Ingredients

  • Salads and salad dressing
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Breading for chicken
  • Pancakes
  • Meat-free burgers
  • Pasta
  • Honey
  • Fish dishes
  • Pie crust
  • Mandelonas (peanuts soaked in almond flavoring)
  • Mortadella (may contain pistachios)
  • Nutella
  • Marzipan
  • Pesto (unless specially prepared without pine nuts)
  • Baklava
  • Pralines
  • Nut liqueurs (Frangelico, Amaretto, and Nocello)
  • Nougat
  • Turrón
  • Gianduja
  • Macaroons
  • Granola bars
  • Trail mix
  • Cereal
  • Fudge
  • Caponata
  • Ice cream
  • Divinity
  • Candy bars
  • Baked goods




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