My one year old daughter has shown allergies to some foods, so we are keeping her away from peanuts. Are walnuts included in the "peanut allergy" category?

On Jan 9, 2004

Just for your daughters safety and your peace of mind I would stay away from all nuts until you can have an allergist tell you specifically what she should be avoiding. Stay safe!

On Jan 10, 2004

Peanuts and walnuts are my two worst nut allergies. As a child my skin would break out in welts if I even touched a walnut. I quickly learned not to touch them!


On Jan 14, 2004

Peanut is a legume, same family as beans, soy etc. Walnut is a nut, as are almonds, hazelnuts, cashews etc. I'm sure there must be a thread or two somewhere with complete lists for you to check out. However, it's just as well to stay away from both legumes and nuts if you are allergic to one, partly because of the chance of cross-contamination, and partly because many people with peanut allergy develop a nut allergy also. Hope this helps [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jan 20, 2004

As KateB said, a peanut is from the legume (bean)family. Then there are Tree Nuts which are Almonds, Brazilnuts, Cashews, Pistachio, Hazelnut, Pecan, Walnut. The Walnut family includes, Walnut, English Walnut, Black Walnut, Butternut, Hickory Nut, and Pecan. This is from a list of Classification of food from plant sources my allergist gave me on Tree Nuts. My DD also has TNA/PA and the allergist said stay away from all NUTS even though she did not react to Walnuts themselves, but reacted to everything else. Hope this information helps.

------------------ Alicia, mom to: Edward-20 years-non PA Cody-8 years-non PA Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA

On Jan 29, 2004

My doctor told me that sometimes Nut Processors roll the nuts in peanut flour to make them taste better. Don't know if that is true or not, but better be safe than sorry. We try to avoid all nuts even though peanuts are lugumes.