Is Coconut a Tree Nut?

Oh My Allergies! - Your Allergy Resource

Jul 12 2022 • 31 mins

Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. Have you ever wondered whether coconuts are actually tree nuts? Have you come across coconuts and coconut products and were confused as to why they have may contain labels on them even though they don’t look like traditional nuts? Well, let’s talk about it! Today’s episode is all about whether a coconut is a tree nut, a fruit, a seed, or all of the above. Valencia discusses what is a coconut, what is a tree nut, whether coconuts are dangerous for those with tree nut allergies, research that has been done about coconuts and tree nuts, and so much more! Tune in to learn more about coconuts, tree nuts, and the importance of allergy testing for specific allergens in some cases.

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