What does a tree nut allergy mean?
If a child has a peanut allergy, there is an increased likelihood that the child can develop a tree nut allergy. Most experts suggest that people allergic to tree nuts avoid peanuts as well.
Tree nuts can be especially dangerous because they are hidden in so many places where you might not expect to find them. Tree nuts often show up in lotions and shampoos, so beware.
|natural nut extract
nut paste (such as almond paste)
gianduja (a nut mixture in some chocolate)
Mandelonas (e.g. peanuts that have been altered to look and taste like tree nuts)
Marzipan (almond paste)
Nu-Nuts ™ (e.g. peanuts that have been altered to look and taste like tree nuts)
Artificial nuts (peanuts altered to look and taste like almonds, pecans and walnuts)
Baked goods (cakes, cereal bars, cookies, doughnuts, energy/granola bars, muffins, pastries)
Baking mixes, cereals, crackers, muesli
Gianduja (chocolate and chopped nuts mixture found in premium or imported chocolate and ice cream)
Ice cream/frozen desserts/frozen yogurts/sundae toppings
Natural flavorings and extracts
Sauces (barbeque, pesto, Worcestershire)
Salads (Waldorf salad, curried chicken)
Spreads (almond paste, cheese, chocolate nut, nougat, Nutella)
Cosmetics, hair care products, lotions
As always, use extra precaution when eating out at restaurants or eating foods prepared by others.
*As of 10/2006, the FDA has added these as tree nuts for the purposes of FALCPA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act). See your doctor to be tested for an allergy to any of these nuts.
Common search terms:
- tree nuts
- types of walnuts