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Tree nuts

(May 2017)

Foods and ingredients to avoid if you are allergic to tree nuts:

    • Almonds
    • Almond meal
    • Almond paste
    • Artificial nuts
    • Beer nuts
    • Brazil nuts
    • Caponata
    • Cashews
    • Gianduja (nut mixture found in some chocolate)
    • Hazelnuts/Filberts
    • Hickory nuts
    • Indian nuts (cashews)
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Macaroons
    • Marzipan
    • Natural nut extract
    • Non-gai nuts/nan-gai nuts
    • Nut flavoured alcoholic liqueurs and syrups
    • Nut meat, nut meal
    • Nut milks
    • Nut oils
    • Nut paste, butter or spreads
    • Pecans/mashuga nuts
    • Pine nuts+
    • Pistachios
    • Pralines
    • Walnuts

Check these foods to see if they contain tree nuts. If they do, avoid them:

  • African dishes
  • Asian/Indian dishes
  • Backed goods (e.g. biscuits, cakes, slices, pastries)
  • Biscuit, cookies
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Cakes, slices
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate spreads
  • Crackers
  • Dips
  • Dried fruit mixes, trail mix
  • Dukkah
  • Flavouring(natural/artificial)
  • Flavoured coffees, drinks
  • Frozen desserts
  • Fudge
  • Health food bars
  • Ice cream
  • Lollies
  • Marzipan
  • Mexican dishes
  • Nougat
  • Pasta sauces
  • Pastries
  • Pesto
  • Praline
  • Salads, salad dressings
  • Snack foods
  • Stuffing
  • Takeaway/restaurant food
  • Turkish delight
  • Vegetarian/vegan dishes

+ Pine nuts are also known as Indian pinon, pinyon, pignoli, pignolia and pignon nuts.

People allergic to tree nuts should check with their allergy specialist if they are able to eat peanuts.

Those with nut allergy generally do not need to avoid coconut and nutmeg.

This is not a complete or comprehensive list of foods and ingredients to avoid but is intended to be helpful information for living with tree nut allergy. It is NOT meant to replace medical advice given by your doctor.

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