Tree Nut

Many of the top most common allergens come in many different forms, and can also be named many different things in product labels. If you or your child is dealing with a serious food allergy, it is important to read all package labels, and know the alternate names for your allergen(s) so you can avoid them.

Quick reference to common tree nut names

Almond
Beechnut
Brazil nut
Bush nut
Butternut
Cashew
Chestnut
Coconut
Filbert
Ginko nut
Hazelnut
Hickory nut
Lichee nut
Macadamia nut
Nangai nut
Pecan
Pine nut
Pistachio
Shea nut
Walnut

Complete list of tree nut names, botanical names and derivative names for tree nuts:

Almond
Almond paste
Anacardium nuts
Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae) [botanical name, Cashew]
Artificial nuts
Beech nut
Brazil nut
Bertholletia excelsa (Lecythidaceae) [botanical name, Brazil nut]
Bush nut
Butternut
Butyrospermum Parkii [botanical name, Shea nut]
Canarium ovatum Engl. in A. DC. (Burseraceae) [botanical name, Pili nut]
Caponata
Carya illinoensis (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Pecan]
Carya spp. (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Hickory nut]
Cashew
Castanea pumila (Fagaceae) [botanical name, Chinquapin]
Castanea spp. (Fagaceae) [botanical name, Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin)]
Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin)
Chinquapin
Coconut
Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae (alt. Palmae)) [botanical name, Coconut]
Corylus spp. (Betulaceae) [botanical name, Filbert/hazelnut]
Filbert
Fagus spp. (Fagaceae) [botanical name, beech nut]
Gianduja
Ginko nut
Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgoaceae) [botanical name, Ginko nut]
Hazelnut
Heartnut,
Hickory nut
Indian nut
Juglans cinerea (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Butternut]
Juglans spp. (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Walnut, Butternut, Heartnut]
Lichee nut
Litchi chinensis Sonn. Sapindaceae [botanical name, Lichee nut]
Lychee nut
Macadamia nut
Macadamia spp. (Proteaceae) [botanical name, Macadamia nut/Bush nut]
Madelonas
Marzipan
Mashuga nuts
Nangai nuts
Natural and artificial flavoring
Natural nut extract (for example, almond extract)
Nougat
Nu-Nuts®
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 meal
Nutella ®
Nutmeat
Nut oil (e.g., Walnut oil as well as other nut oils)
Nut paste
Nut pieces
Pecan
Pesto
Pigñolia
Pili nut
Pine nut
Pine nut (Indian, piñon, pinyon, pigndi, pigñolia, pignon nuts)
Pinon nut
Piñon or Piñon nut
Pinus spp. (Pineaceae) [botanical name, Pine nut/piñon nut]
Pistachio
Pistacia vera L. (Anacardiaceae) [botanical name, Pistachio]
Pralines
Prunus dulcis (Rosaceae) [bontanical name, almond]
Shea nut
Sheanut
Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. (Sapotaceae) [botanical name, Shea nut]
Walnut (English, Persian, Black, Japanese, California)

May contain tree nuts:

Natural and Artificial flavoring
Mortadella

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