Allergy to Nuts

Tree nuts are generally cross-reactive.

If one is allergic to a variety of nut, he or she should try to avoid all of them.

The list of common tree nuts include:

  • almonds,
  • Brazil nuts,
  • cashews,
  • hazelnuts (filberts),
  • macadamia nuts,
  • pecans,
  • pine nuts,
  • pistachios
  • walnuts

Peanuts are not included in this group, as they are not technically nuts (but, rather, legumes). Anyone with a nut allergy, however, should be cautious because they may be processed alongside actual nuts.

For more on Peanut and Food Allergies visit the National Institutes of Health website

 

Resources:

National Institutes of Health

US Department of Health and Human Services