Watch out for nutmeg in mulled wine

Do you have a nut allergy? Do you avoid nutmeg? If you have a nutmeg allergy or are wary of eating nutmeg you should check the ingredients on mulled wine as it contain this spice. It’s worth noting though that nutmeg is not actually a nut so you might be quite OK to eat it but some people are allergic to nutmeg so beware!

Breastfeeding could cause allergies in kids?

Breastfeeding could cause allergies in kids? I read this and thought, ‘That’s crazy! We all know breastfeeding is good for babies’. What do you think of this study? Are you confused too?

Allergy Support Group – so what goes on?

Last week’s Allergy Support Group was a huge success. Here’s a short review of just some of the things we chatted about during the evening, from coping with kids who have allergies to eating out and avoiding allergens when shopping and cooking.

Nutmeg – another nutty problem? or just innocent food?

Nutmeg sounds like it’s a nut, but it’s seen as a spice; should those with a peanut or treenut allergy avoid nutmeg? It’s a very rare allergy but as an ingredient it can be hidden in many different foodstuffs so read on if you’re nut allergic!

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?

Coriander beer? Nut beer? Brewers! Leave our beer alone!

Did you know that beer could contain coriander, orange and even eggs, dairy, nuts and almonds in some cases. We all know beer contains yeast and gluten, but watch out for these other allergens!

Another hidden kitchen danger – Tung Oil

If you’re thinking of getting a new kitchen and fancy having solid wood oak worktops then think very carefully about how you treat the oil if anyone in your family has a nut allergy. Tung oil, the best oil to use for treating wood is made from a nut tree!

What is lupin allergy?

Lupin allergy is very rare in the UK since the flour is not widely used, however cases are beginning to increase, and are quite common on mainland Europe. Find out more…