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 Post subject: Chestnuts
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:48 pm 

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:26 pm
Posts: 90
Location: Toronto
I have been scouring the internet for a definitive answer, but really cannot find a consistent a chestnut really a tree nut or a fruit? Various websites state differing information.
With the holidays, these pesky chestnuts keep popping up at family gatherings and I am not sure if they should be avoided or not (although so far we have steered clear of them).
Any input would be appreciated!

13 year old son - anaphylactic to TN/PN, allergic to dust and moulds
11 year old son - no allergies
7 year old son - no allergies

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Location: Ottawa
Chestnuts (Beechnut family), Macadamia nut (Protea Family), filberts and hazelnuts from the Birch family and brazil nuts are all considered tree nuts. ... _allergies


Ingredients Containing Tree Nuts

Following is a list of tree nuts and some ingredients that contain tree nuts:
Almond - butter, paste (marzipan), flavoring, extract
Brazil nut
Cashews - butter, flavoring, extract
Chestnuts (water chestnuts are OK, they're not nuts despite their name)
Hazelnuts or filberts
Hickory nuts
Macadamia nuts, Queensland nuts
Pine nuts, pinon, pignoli
Gianduja (chopped nuts mixed with chocolate)
Nu-Nuts artificial nuts
Nut Meal
Mashuga nuts (pecans)
Nut paste
Nutella ... lergy.html



Walnut: walnut, pecan
Birch: hazelnut, filbert, hickory nut
Mango: pistachio, cashews
Plum: almond
Legythis: brazil Macadamia
Beech: beechnut, chestnut ... enuthp.htm

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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