There are two distinct types of nut allergies:

  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts [pignolias], pistachio nuts, and walnuts)

Tips for Avoiding Nuts

  • Beware of cross-contact. Foods that don’t normally contain peanuts or tree nuts can be cross-contaminated if they are prepared in the same place or using the same equipment.
  • Check the label each time you buy a product. Manufacturers sometimes change recipes, and nuts may be added to a reformulated recipe.
  • Look for peanuts outside the kitchen. In addition to foods, nuts can be found in lotions, shampoos, and pet food. Check labels before you buy or use them.