Tree nuts are seeds and nuts that grow on trees, unlike peanuts which are grown underground. People can be allergic to tree nuts but not peanuts or they be allergic to both.
Tree nut allergy is stressful due severity of reaction and high cross contamination possibility.
This list is a guidance, included in this list is possible allergen, please check labels.
Lupin (or lupine)—which is becoming a common flour substitute in gluten-free food. A study showed a strong possibility of cross-reaction between nuts and this legume, unlike other legumes. Avoid Lupin as well until you speak to a medical professional.
Until you are tested avoid peanuts and lupin to be safe.
You may be allergic to traces of amount of the allergen, below are a few statements companies use to make you aware that the allergen is used onsite or on the same machinery. If your food allergy is severe, please look for the following statements on food labelling to avoid anaphylaxis by cross contamination. Also, be aware that companies do not have to put this statement on their labels by law, if you have a reaction to a product avoid using that food product in the future. It might be worth to contact the company if you have had a reaction, and there is no allergen or Precautionary Allergen Labelling. Contacting the company, they can check their safety onsite, or they find an ingredient has been put in error into the food product and put a food recall in place.
If you are uncertain about a product, contact the company to clarify before using the food product.
- May contain.
- Produced in a factory.
- May contain X.
- Not suitable for someone with X allergy
Foods from abroad has been included in this list, this is for guidance for the traveller.
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|Nut distillates/alcoholic extracts|
|Nut milk (e.g., almond milk, cashew milk)|
|Nut liqueurs (Frangelico, Amaretto, and Nocello)|
|Nut flavoured alcoholic liqueurs and syrups|
|Almond – Prunus dulcis (Rosaceae)|
|Baked goods Cookies, candy, pastries, pie crusts, and others)|
|Beechnut – Fagus spp. (Fagaceae) [botanical name, beech nut]|
|Black walnut hull extract (flavouring)|
|Brazil nut – Bertholletia excelsa (Lecythidaceae)|
|Cashew – Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae)|
|Chocolate some bar cross contamination or nuts present in|
|Cold cuts such as mortadella.|
|Flavouring (natural / artificial)|
|Gianduja (chocolate and chopped almonds and hazelnuts; other nuts can be used)|
|Hazelnut – Corylus spp. (Betulaceae)|
|Health food bars|
|Hickory nut – Carya spp. (Juglandaceae)|
|Juglans cinerea (Juglandaceae)|
|Juglans spp. (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Walnut, Butternut, Heartnut]|
|Karite (shea nut)|
|Macadamia nut – Macadamia spp. (Proteaceae) Queensland nuts|
|Mandelonas (peanuts soaked in almond flavouring)|
|Mashuga nuts Nougat|
|Natural nut extract (e.g., almond, walnut—although artificial extracts are generally safe)|
|Nut butters (e.g., cashew butter)|
|Nut flours (almond flour is the most common)|
|Nut oils (e.g., walnut oil, almond oil)|
|Nut paste (e.g., almond paste)|
|Pecan- Carya illinoensis (Juglandaceae) mashuga nuts|
|Pili nut – Canarium ovatum Engl. in A. DC. (Burseraceae)|
|Pistachio – Pistacia vera L. (Anacardiaceae)|
|Shea nut – Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. (Sapotaceae)|
|Turrón (typically made with almonds)|
|Walnut (English, Persian, Black, Japanese, California)|
|Walnut hull extract (flavouring)|
|Salads and salad dressing|
This information is only given as guidance and not extensive. Information to be used at individual’s responsibility. Always read the label. Always seek medical advice.
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