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Peanut Allergy

Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergies are common in young children (1 in 50), and can even develop later in life, so it is important to know how to correctly identify peanuts in the foods we eat. It’s kinda scary when all it takes is a trace amount of Peanut protein to cause an allergic reaction, this emphasizes the importance of being able to identify the allergen.

* Arachis oil

* Beer nuts

* Goober nuts

* Groundnuts

* Madelonas

* Mixed nuts

* Monkey Nuts

* Nu-nuts

* Nut pieces

* Nutmeat

* Peanut

* Peanut butter

* Peanut oil

* Peanut sprouts

As you can see, it is a fairly long list, but thankfully not as long as for the other allergens. Here’s a short list of the types of food that can include Peanuts:

* African dishes

* Asian/Indian dishes

* Biscuits

* Breakfast cereals

* Chocolates

* Dried fruit mixes

* Gravy

* Health food bars

* Ice creams

* Lollies

* Marzipan

* Mexican dishes

* Nougat

* Praline

* Pesto

* Salad/salad dressing

* Sauces

* Snack foods

* Soup

* Vegan dishes

Peanuts are usually found in such a wide variety of foods; it can be surprising at times. Learning how to accurately read food labels is a lifelong skill that can help prevent accidental exposure.

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