Are \pine nuts\ really nuts?

Posted on: Wed, 08/07/2002 - 5:22am
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Joined: 08/07/2002 - 09:00

pHello, /
I just found out that my five year old is allergic to peanuts and "mixed nuts."/p
pUnfortunately, I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where food labeling is often unclear or non-existant, and where many foreign women do not take health issues seriously (Dubai is almost 70% expatriate--people are from all over)./p
pI have had people trying to feed my child junk food and unsafe food (choking risk food) since she was old enough to eat. Some people have slipped her candy behind my back because they thought she was deprived. It is going to be a challenge to enforce my rules on nuts./p
pMy question today is on "pine nuts," also refered to as "snobar." This may sound like a dumb question, but no one I know is sure whether they are true nuts or a type of seed or "other" category legume. We like to use these in holiday cooking, especially. Does anyone know about this? Thanks for your help./p

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