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What is the difference between peanuts and tree nuts?

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Peanuts and tree nuts aren’t the same. But if you’re allergic to one, you may also need to avoid the other. Ask your doctor to be sure.

SOURCES:

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Peanuts," Tree Nuts."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Tree Nut allergy."

KidsHealth: "Nut and Peanut Allergy."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 10, 2020

SOURCES:

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Peanuts," Tree Nuts."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Tree Nut allergy."

KidsHealth: "Nut and Peanut Allergy."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 10, 2020

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