Efforts to muzzle peanut and tree nut allergies are meeting with some success. This summer, researchers in North Carolina announced they were able to deactivate the three proteins in peanuts that provoke an immune response. So far, peanuts have received the most attention, since they rank as one of the top 5 allergies in the United States.
All nuts have the potential to cause trouble, however. A new report out of Great Britain shows that cashews can provoke bad reactions in children.