How to read the label for peanut allergy sufferers

Avoid foods that contain peanuts or any of the following ingredients:

Artificial nuts


Beer nuts

Cold pressed, expeller pressed or extruded peanut oil


Earth Nuts

Ground nuts

Goober nuts/peas

Mixed nuts

Monkey nuts


Nut pieces


Peanut butter

Peanut flour

Peanut protein hydrolysate

Arachis  - hypogaea or oil

Peanut is sometimes found in the following:

African, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai & Vietnamese cuisine

Baked goods eg. Pastries, biscuits, pies, cheescakes

Curry and satay sauces

Hydrolised vegetable protein (occasionally)

Sweets and chocolate



Enchilada sauce



Worcester sauce

NOTE: Many experts advise those allergic to peanuts to also avoid tree nuts.

Sunflower and other seeds are often processed on machinery shared with peanuts

Research suggests that people allergic to peanuts do not react to refined peanut oils. It now seems clear than lupin cross reacts with peanuts so anyone with a peanut allergy must also avoid lupin flour mainly found in baked goods especially across the continent.