Tree Nut Allergy Diet
General guidelines for tree nut allergy
The key to an allergy-free diet is to avoid all foods or products containing the food to which you are allergic. If you have an allergy to tree nuts, you will need to avoid foods that contain tree nuts. To prevent allergic reactions, it is necessary to read food labels.
How to read a label for a tree nut-free diet
Be sure to avoid foods the following nuts and other foods:
Caponata (seafood salad with pine nuts)
Filberts or hazelnuts
Gianduja (mixture of chocolate and toasted nuts in premium or imported chocolate)
Natural nut extract
Nu-Nuts artificial nuts
Nut butters (for example, cashew or almond butter)
Nutella (a hazelnut spread)
Nut pastes (for example, almond paste)
Pesto with pine nuts
Pine nuts (pignolia)
Also keep in mind:
Nu-Nuts artificial nuts are peanuts that have been deflavored and reflavored with a nut-like pecan or walnut.
Avoid natural extracts, such as pure almond extract, and natural wintergreen extract.
Ethnic foods, commercially-prepared baked goods, and candy can be cross-contaminated with nuts.
Tree nuts are being added to an increasing variety of foods. These include barbecue sauces, cereals, crackers, and ice creams.
March 21, 2017
Berry, Judith, PhD, APRN,Blaivas, Allen J., DO