Ah so I took all three of my children to the allergist only to find out two have Nut Allergies. I thought oh my! I need to find a way to let others know. I found this site that translates your allergies other languages in case you travel. I decided I would make my own tags for my children just in case they weren’t able to communicate their allergy or the person they were with didn’t understand that nuts are everywhere and may not be as easy to spot as you would think.
I have three children and two are allergic to nuts. I know that most people can recognize the obvious appearance of nuts but most do not know that non obvious names for nuts. I also like having the tags laminated on my children’s bags just in case I forget to tell the people who take care of my children or if there is a new teacher. I send my children to a nut free school but you never know. I have make a card for you to place in a lunch box or a wallet. You can see the top 5 Allergies.
Get our set of printable Allergy Cards with all the nuts listed! Print out and laminate.
I am not a doctor nor do I play one on the internet I did my best to include all the nut and nut words on the cards. You can have a real doctor check my work!
Here is a list of the Tree Nuts to avoid if you have Nut Allergies
Complete list of tree nut names, botanical names and derivative names for tree nuts:
Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae) [botanical name, Cashew]
Bertholletia excelsa (Lecythidaceae) [botanical name, Brazil nut]
Butyrospermum Parkii [botanical name, Shea nut]
Canarium ovatum Engl. in A. DC. (Burseraceae) [botanical name, Pili nut]
Carya illinoensis (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Pecan]
Carya spp. (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Hickory nut]
Castanea pumila (Fagaceae) [botanical name, Chinquapin]
Castanea spp. (Fagaceae) [botanical name, Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin)]
Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin)
Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae (alt. Palmae)) [botanical name, Coconut]
Corylus spp. (Betulaceae) [botanical name, Filbert/hazelnut]
Fagus spp. (Fagaceae) [botanical name, beech nut]
Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgoaceae) [botanical name, Ginko nut]
Juglans cinerea (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Butternut]
Juglans spp. (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Walnut, Butternut, Heartnut]
Karite (shea nut)
Litchi chinensis Sonn. Sapindaceae [botanical name, Lichee nut]
Macadamia spp. (Proteaceae) [botanical name, Macadamia nut/Bush nut]
Natural and artificial flavoring
Natural nut extract (for example, almond extract)
Nut butters (e.g., Almond butter, Hazelnut butter, Brazil nut butter, Macadamia nut butter, Pistachio nut butter, Shea nut butter, Karike butter, as well as other nut butters)
Nut oil (e.g., Walnut oil as well as other nut oils)
Pine nut (Indian, piñon, pinyon, pigndi, pigñolia, pignon nuts)
Piñon or Piñon nut
Pinus spp. (Pineaceae) [botanical name, Pine nut/piñon nut]
Pistacia vera L. (Anacardiaceae) [botanical name, Pistachio]
Prunus dulcis (Rosaceae) [bontanical name, almond]
Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. (Sapotaceae) [botanical name, Shea nut]
Walnut (English, Persian, Black, Japanese, California)
It is really important to add these to your label so people will know.
Here is a set of Allergy Cards with all the nuts listed for you to print out and laminate.