Learn more about peanut allergy, peanut free products, allergy testing and more.
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What is a peanut allergy?
A peanut allergy is a type of food allergy defined as an (over reactive) immune system response to certain proteins within a peanut. Some peanut proteins cause more severe reactions than others. It is estimated that about 3 million Americans are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts. Click on the above link to learn more.
Unusual and Unexpected Sources of Peanuts
Peanut protein can be found in a variety of products. Some you would never expect. Non food products do not always list whether peanut is an ingredient, though individuals may still suffer a reaction. Keep this link handy and be sure to double check all of the products you purchase.
May Contains Peanuts
Many allergists tell patients with a peanut allergy to avoid products with warning labels such as “may contain peanuts” or processed in a facility with peanuts”. This is because some foods with warning labels may contain trace amounts of allergens. Click on the above title to learn more about why warning statements such as “may contains” can be dangerous.
Peanut Free Chocolate
Finding peanut safe foods can be difficult, especially peanut free chocolate and candy. We’re thrilled that more and more companies are taking peanut allergy and food allergies seriously. Some companies are even dedicated to making treats specifically for those with a peanut allergy. Click on the above title to be directed to our peanut free chocolate and candy list – you won’t be disappointed.