Allergic to Chestnut – nut allergy or latex allergy?

Should you eat chestnuts if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve researched and written about this before and chestnuts aren’t really nuts in the true sense so could be alright for some people with nut allergies, but as we all know, it’s never that simple. I’ve eaten chestnut before, by mistake, a […]

Should a nut allergic person avoid chestnuts?

Chestnut is a truly Christmassy ingredient and can be used in stuffings and with brussels sprouts, but should someone with a nut allergy worry about chestnuts? Could you also be allergic and should you avoid them?