Avoiding Peanuts

Learn to read food labels to check if a food contains nut or nut products. European Union (EU) and Irish law states that nut and ingredients made from nut must be listed on foods made in the EU, some products listing ‘almonds’ contain reconstituted and flavoured peanuts.

Nuts are listed as an ingredient on a label as:

Peanut includes Tree nut includes
Ground nuts Cashew
Ground pea Almond
Earth nuts Brazil
Pinder Hazelnut/Filbert/Cob nut/Noisette
Goober Pistachio
Monkey nuts Pecan/Hickory nut
Unrefined oils of peanut, arachis and groundnut. Walnut
Macadamia/Queensland/Candle nut
Unrefined oils of any of the above

This is intended as a general guide to avoiding peanut. You should be referred to a Dietitian if you need more detailed information on avoiding peanut, peanut free products and peanut alternatives.

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