Foods To Avoid

West Georgia Food Allergy Support Group is a non profit, volunteer support group for individuals and families living with food allergies in nearby communities. The site is NOT intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

 

A List to Avoid for Peanut Allergies

Avoid foods that contain:
Arachis
Artificial nuts
Beer nuts
Cold pressed peanut oil
Expelled
peanut oil
Extruded peanut oil
Fenugreek (often used in curry dishes)
Gourmet peanut oil
Ground nuts
Mixed nuts
No-Nuts
flavored nuts
Peanuts
Peanut butter
Peanut flour
Satay

These foods may contain peanuts:
Baking mixes
Candy
Cereals
Chili
Chinese food
Chocolate
Cookies
Egg rolls
Hydrolyzed
plant protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Indonesian food
Marzipan
Mexican food
Nougat
Pastries
Pesto
Praline
Thai
food
Vietnamese food

A List to Avoid for Tree Nut Allergies

Nut ingredient list:
Almonds: Almond milk, butter, paste, oil, liquor, or flavoring
Anacardium nuts
Argan oil
Artificial nuts
Beechnut
Brazil nuts
Butternut
Calisson (a marzipan-like candy made from almonds)
Cashews: Cashew butter, paste, oil, liquor, or flavoring
Chestnuts
Chinquapin
Filberts
Ginkgo nut
Gianduja and giandula (chocolate-nut paste)
Hazelnuts: Hazelnut milk,
butter, paste, oil, liquor, or flavoring
Hickory nuts
Litchi/lichee/lychee nut
Macadamia nuts
Mandelonas (peanuts with almond flavoring)
Marzipan (almond paste)
Nangai nuts
Nougat (sugar paste made with nuts)
Nut extracts
Nut distillates
Nut butters (almond, cashew, hazelnut)
Nut liquors (see below for list)
Nut meal
Nut paste
Nut pieces
Nutella (a chocolate-hazelnut spread)
Nutmeat
Pecans
Pili nut
Pine nuts (pignoli, pigñolia, pignon, piñon, or pinyon nuts)
Pistachios
Queensland nut (macadamia)
Shea nut
Walnuts
Walnut hull extract

Foods that may contain nuts:
If you are in a restaurant, bakery, ice cream shop, or at someone’s home, it is important to ask about nut ingredients. Some of the foods that may contain hidden nuts are:
Baking mixes
Barbecue sauce
Candy
Cereal
Cheese spreads
Chocolate
Cookies and other baked goods
Crackers
Energy bars
Flavored coffees
Granola
Granola bars
Ice cream
Maraschino cherries (almond)
Mortadella may contain pistachios.
Pesto (pine nuts)
Pie crust
Pralines
Salads
Trail mix
Veggie burgers
Vegan puddings or creamy soups (often based on pureed cashews)

Nuts in alcohol:
You should always call the manufacturer if you are unsure about the ingredients of a beverage. Ingredients such as “natural
flavoring” may include nuts.

These liquors are made from nuts:
Amaretto (almond)
Charbay Nostalgie (black walnut)
Frangelico (hazelnut)
Kahana Royale (macademia nut)
Nocello (walnut)
Gin: Some gins use almonds in processing

Non-food items that may contain nuts:
Bird seed
Beanbags may be stuffed with walnut shells
Lotions, soaps, or cosmetics may contain nut oils
Dog food, Dog Treats
Generally safe for people with nut allergies:
Always check with your doctor before
assuming these foods are safe for you:
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Butternut squash
Nutmeg or mace (seed of a tropical plant)
Coconut (FDA considers it a Tree Nut, but it is from the Palm Family)
Water chestnuts (a tuber)
Handling (not eating) acorns or pinecones

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