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Should someone with a tree nut allergy avoid coconut and nutmeg?

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016  |  9 Views

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Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit, even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet.

See these information sheets on tree nut allergy, coconut oil allergy, and frequently asked questions about food allergy.

 

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