Guide to Food Allergies and Special Eating Needs
The 8 most common food allergies and how to eat around them.
4. TREE NUTS
Foods to Avoid: Walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, and more.
Note: Experts often caution those with tree nut allergies to avoid peanuts too. (See explanation above.)
Common Hidden Sources: Cereals, chocolate, candies, marzipan, nougat, mortadella, pesto and some natural and artificial flavors (i.e., read labels of all processed foods).
- Mix your own nut-free trail mix with a variety of favorite cereals, raisins and banana chips.
- Try whole-grain croutons in salads to mimic the crunchy texture of nuts.