Tree Nut Allergies

Tree nuts are nuts that grow on trees. Peanuts are in a different category (legume family) since they grow underground.  Up to half of individuals allergic to peanuts will also be allergic to tree nuts.

List of Tree Nuts:

Almond, Beech nut, Brazil nut, Butternut,  Cashew, Chestnut, Chinquapin, Coconut, Filbert, Ginko nut, Hickory nut, Lichee nut, Macadamia, Pecan, Pine nut, Pili nut, Pistachio, Sheanut, Walnut.

These Foods may containTree Nuts:

    • baked goods – breads, muffins, pastries, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, frosting
    • snack foods – granola, granola bars, rice cakes, snack mixes, crackers, caramel corn, ice cream
    • Asian foods
    • Pesto, pasta, barbecue sauce
    • salads and salad dressings, honey


  • Candy – candy bars, brittle, chocolate, fudge, pralines, turtles, clusters
  • Fish dishes
  • Cereal
  • Flavorings

*nutmeg is safe to eat.  The name sounds like a “nut” but it is actually made from the seed of the fruit that is grown on a tropical evergreen.

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