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



National Institutes of Health

US Department of Health and Human Services