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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:28 am 
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Location: Ontario
I recently found out that Plum, Peach, Cherry, Nectarines are part of the Almond family and should be considerd a Tree Nut.
My concern is that numerous products on the market today will promote themselves as "Peanut/Nut Free" even though they will contain one or more of these fruits.
We as consumers need to be very careful.
I found out the hard way - my 4 yr old is allergic to tree nuts, we recently had a picnic lunch when I feed her some plums - she went into anaphylaxis shock. She is o.k.
I don't want this to happen to someone else.
Be Careful.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:28 am 
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I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope you are both ok. Can you get her tested for these fruits? My sister in-law is not nut allergic but is allergic to all "tree fruit" . Apple is the worst offender. When she was pregnant, however, she ate some apple by accident and did not react.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:32 am 
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it is really the other way around
almond is part of plum family, which includes cherries,peaches,plums,nectarines
so, almond is a fruit, not a nut
I am glad your daughter is ok
All the best


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:11 am 
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Karen, reallly sorry to hear about your daughter.

It sounds like you'd be wise to get a bit more information from an allergist. I say this because, while I'm no doctor, what you describe sure sounds like a serious case of Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Tree nut allergy and OAS are two different things, though I have heard of people having both.

OAS is most commonly related to allergy to the Birch family – almonds and plums both belong to it. See the following description on the Canadian gov't's food inspection site: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/tipcon/orale.shtml

OAS doesn't usually cause anaphylaxis, but it can. Read an article written by one of Allergic Living's reader's here: http://www.allergicliving.com/features.asp?copy_id=37

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:50 pm 
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If almond is not considered a nut, is it safe for a person allergic to tree nuts to consume?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:59 pm 
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According to Health Canada:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/al ... oix_e.html
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Which tree nuts are included in Canada's list of priority food allergens?
The tree nuts of concern are almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts (pignolias), pistachio nuts and walnuts. Peanuts are part of the legume family and are not considered a tree nut.


or...according to Calgray AllergyNetwork:
http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/E ... enuthp.htm
Quote:
NUT FAMILIES:

Walnut: walnut, pecan Birch: hazelnut, filbert, hickory nut
Mango: pistachio, cashews Plum: almond
Legythis: brazil Macadamia
Beech: beechnut, chestnut


or...according to WebMD:
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/nut-allergy

So...I would avoid almonds.

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