Participate in a birch allergy study and check out our mythbuster about whether someone with a tree nut allergy has to avoid all foods with “nut” in the name.
Research: Participate in a birch allergy study – registration closes next week!
A birch allergy study is underway at Cliantha Research in Mississauga, Ontario. They are seeking healthy adults to participate in this study.
As there is cross-reactivity with birch pollen and certain fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, some members in the food allergy community who may also have a birch allergy might be interested in this study or know affected individuals who could be interested.
Learn more, including eligibility and the $10,530 compensation for participants.
Mythbuster – Someone with a tree nut allergy has to avoid all foods with “nut” in the name.
FACT: Not necessarily. For example, peanuts grow underground, are from the legume family, and are not botanically related to tree nuts. Coconut is a seed of a fruit while nutmeg is obtained from the seeds of a tropical tree. Plus, some people with a tree nut allergy may be allergic to more than one type of nut, while others may only be allergic to one type. Consult your allergist if unsure which foods with “nut” in the name can be safely eaten.