Help Trying To Find Common Allergen In Nuts...

Jeffrey Hamlin jbhamlin at
Fri Oct 30 21:23:40 EST 1998

I'm not a scientist, just a guy who has had allergies his entire life.  
One thing I am trying to understand, I am allergic to nuts, they cause
my throat to begin itching inside, and to close.  But it is a little 
weird, I am not allergic to PEANUTS, and ALMONDS.  Sometimes I can eat 
Cashews and Pistachios.  But, try a Pecan or Walnut, or any others and 
ZAP.  Allergic reaction.

So, I am trying to figure out why some nuts and not all for the allergic 
reaction.  Is there a chemical that peanuts, almonds, cashews (that is a 
change from when I was a child, then I couldn't eat cashews or almonds, 
but always peanuts) lack that is in most nuts?

That's is why I am posting.  I just want to talk to people who are into 
plants, and not into drugs!  So, let me know your ideas.  One person 
suggested to me that peanuts were not nuts, but legumes, but that doesn't 
explain why I can eat almonds, cashews, ...



Jeff Hamlin
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