Was shopping at the store and noticed a can of cashew nuts that had "May contain peanuts inside" !!! Duh, that's like a bottle of juice stating that it may contain water.
I don't even wish anaphylactic shock on an enemy. I would rather have someone choke me out before that.some people have anaphylactic shock with even the slightest exposure to peanut oil. A single peanut for someone with a bad peanut allergy can kill if they don't have their emergency medication on them.
Even worse, peanuts aren't even nuts. I keep forgetting that at the office. I have a coworker who's got a nut allergy and I keep thinking we can't share the peanut butter cookies with him.Cashew nuts are not peanuts, you can be allergic to peanuts and not allergic to cashew nuts you know.
Right, but botanically they're not nuts. Like ladybugs aren't bugs.Yes they are legumes as well, they're called ground nuts because they grow very close to the surface and get forced undeground to ripen if they're not messed with.
I was thinking the exact same thing.I'm just reading this thread again from the top. We're a bunch of freegin nuts =)
Oh, I agree--in the vernacular. In biology the definition of "nut" is much more restrictive. In common terms they might as well be the same thing but medically and biologically it's not useful to conflate them.Torben, a 'nut' is a generic term. The first description I find in the dictionary is "a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell."
So lets see who can pick the best nits =)