Should a nut allergic avoid water chestnuts?

Do you avoid all nuts and foods with nut in the name? None with a life threatening nut allergy could be blamed for playing it safe and avoiding all potential allergens, however water chestnuts are most definitely not nutty, so eat them!

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?

The big GM peanut debate

Is it a GM peanut? or the evil allergenic kind? Does anyone else find the prospect of GM peanuts just a little disconcerting? How do you tell the difference? Who regulates their use? I did a bit of research…