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This blog is a journal of our struggles with food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs). ("DD" stands for "dear daughter", so whenever you see it in the blog it is referring to my daughter and our personal experience.) My hope is for this blog to be a source of information and support to others who might be trying to investigate, diagnose, treat, or live with, food allergies and EGIDs. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions or requests of what you would like to see on this blog. This is a work in progress. :)

Hidden peanuts & tree nuts

(**Note: peanut allergies and tree nut allergies are 2 very different things. It's very possible to be allergic to peanuts, but not tree nuts, etc. For my convenience, I have chosen to combine peanuts and tree nuts in this post.)

Here are some hidden nut ingredients to watch out for -

Always contains nuts:
  • arachis
  • mandalona
  • goober peas or nuts
  • marzipan
  • nougat
  • gianduja
May contain nuts:
  • asian sauces, flavorings
  • chocolate
  • emulsifier
  • flavorings or seasonings
  • HVP or HPP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein or hydrolyzed plant protein)
  • pesto
  • vegetable fat, oil
Common sources:
  • alcohol (frangelico, amaretto)
  • Asian foods
  • baked goods
  • baking mixes
  • bettered or fried foods
  • candy
  • cereals
  • crackers
  • ice cream
  • Mortadella
  • pastry
  • nut butter
  • satay sauce
  • sauces, gravies, chili (peanut often used as thickener)
  • soups (mostly dried)

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