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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:35 pm 
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My son is allergic to peanuts but not to tree nuts. I'd like to be able to use tree nuts in my cooking and baking but I have yet to find a source of tree nuts that is guaranteed free of peanuts.
I live in Ottawa so if anyone knows a store in the area, that would be great but I'm also open to buying them online.
Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:11 pm 
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I recommend President's Choice. They have multiple kinds of tree nuts and from different suppliers. My info won't help you as I was not asking about peanuts. You can email them the UPCs and they will respond within a few days to a week.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:33 am 
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Thanks so much! I wouldn't have thought of them.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:26 pm 
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You are welcome. I find they are better at getting answers about allergens than I can get directly with companies because it is President's Choice calling the manufacturer and not the consumer. I also recommend making a little chart and actually noting where in the store you found them because I found nuts in 4 different areas!

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:45 pm 
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My allergist recommended buying only whole (in shell) nuts, but I'm not sure if cashews are available that way?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Becky wrote:
My allergist recommended buying only whole (in shell) nuts, but I'm not sure if cashews are available that way?


We did it that way for the first almond challenge and the pecan challenge. If you can find ones that are not cross-contaminated with any other nuts (e.g., Wonderful Pistachios or Wonderful Almonds) it is much easier. I agree that I don't recall ever seeing cashews in the shell.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Cashew shells are toxic. They are never sold in the shell.

The things you learn, when you're dealing with food allergies...
"Cashews are in the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac. Like the others in this family, the cashew plant contains powerful chemical irritants, so handling and eating raw cashews will cause the familiar itchy skin reaction in people sensitive to the chemicals. People who are sensitive to one plant in the family, for example poison ivy, are likely to be sensitive to others.

Why don’t we get a reaction when we eat cashew nuts, then? The irritants are found in the shell oil, but not in the nuts themselves. Handling the shell or eating a nut with shell oil on it can cause the reaction."
http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentof ... the-shell/

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:44 pm 
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I see, thanks for the info!

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