Tree nut fact sheets

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia has partnered with Nuts for Life to create factsheets about the nine most common tree nuts. These factsheets can be used by those with tree nut allergies as a tool to help recognise a specific tree nut in its various forms.

To reach the factsheet PDF for each nut select "Read more" for that nut.

Please note: these factsheets are intended as a guide only and do not contain a comprehensive list of all foods that contain tree nuts.

Almonds

It’s important to recognise almonds and know which foods contain them. Almonds can come in many forms such as meals/flours, butters, essences, milks and oils, as well as a whole nut. Food and drinks such as cakes, pastries, pestos, mueslis, dukkah and smoothies can all contain almond.

Read more: Almonds

Brazil nuts

It’s important to recognise Brazil nuts and know which foods contain them. Brazil nuts can come in various forms such as butters, blanched or kernels. Foods such as cakes, savoury and sweet crumbs and dukkahs can all contain Brazil nut.  

Read more: Brazil nuts

Cashews

It’s important to recognise cashews and know which foods contain them. Cashews can come in various forms such as flours, butters, milks, oils as well as a whole nut. Food and drinks such as curry pastes, pestos, vegan products (e.g. vegan cheese) and smoothies can all contain cashew.

Read more: Cashews

Hazelnuts

It’s important to recognise hazelnuts and know which foods contain them. Hazelnuts can come in various forms such as meals/flours, butters, essences, oils as well as a whole nut. Foods such as cakes, pastries, ice-creams, dukkahs, stuffing and sweet and savoury crumbs can all contain hazelnut.

Read more: Hazelnuts

Macadamias

It’s important to recognise macadamias and know which foods contain them. Macadamias can come in various forms such as meals/flours, butters or pastes, oils, essences as well as a whole nut. Foods such as cakes, ice-creams, mayonnaise, stuffing and sweet and savoury crumbs can all contain macadamia.

Read more: Macadamias

Pecans

It’s important to recognise pecans and know which foods contain them. Pecans can come in various forms such as butters, kernels as well as in the shell. Foods such as cakes, pastries, salads and sweet and savoury crumbs can all contain pecan.

Read more: Pecans

Pine nuts

It’s important to recognise pine nuts and know which foods contain them. Pine nuts can come in various forms, most commonly as kernels. Foods such as pestos, salads, pastries and savoury crumbs can all contain pine nut.

Read more: Pine nuts

Pistachios

It’s important to recognise pistachios and know which foods contain them. Pistachios can come in various forms such as meals/flours, kernels as well as in their shell. Foods such as cakes, pastries, ice creams, deli meats and sweet and savoury crumbs can all contain pistachio.

Read more: Pistachios

Walnuts

It’s important to recognise walnuts and know which foods contain them. Walnuts can come in various forms, most commonly as kernels or in their shell. Foods such as salads, cakes, pastries, dukkah, pestos, dips and sweet and savoury crumbs can all contain walnut.

Read more: Walnuts

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