The oils extracted from tree nuts
such as almond oil, walnut oil and others are being extensively used in cosmetic industry for making various skincare products such as creams, lotions and others.
Researchers at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy conducted a review and meta-analysis of 61 trials to investigate the effects of tree nuts
on blood lipids, lipoproteins, blood pressure, and inflammation in adults 18 years and older without cardiovascular disease.
The tocopherol contents of ground and tree nuts
were significantly affected during storage period of 12 weeks.
In any case, after controlling for patients having never tried each food allergen, age, gender, parents' asthma diagnosis, pollen allergy, and maternal education level, there was a significantly higher prevalence of asthma for peanut and tree nut
allergy, as well as for pet allergy, pollen allergy, and eczema.
Although not all allergies are lifelong, people who have allergic reactions to peanuts and tree nuts
are often considered to have them throughout life.
sensitivity was discovered in eight of the children with peanut sensitivity and in another two children, note Syed M.
: Tree nut
consumption increased in 2002/03 to set a record for the second year in a row.
Sicherer of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his associates had previously conducted a telephone survey of over 4,000 households to determine the prevalence of peanut and tree nut
allergy in 1997, and in this investigation they repeated the survey in 2002 for comparison.
While peanuts often get the largest share of public scrutiny in the battle to combat food allergies, the study found that seafood allergies affect approximately 6.5 million people--more than double the three million people who have a peanut or tree nut
Vadas, Wai, Burks, and Perelman (2001) found that peanut protein was secreted into breast milk of lactating women after maternal ingestion in half the women studied providing occult exposure to peanut protein, in one study of 122 children with peanut and tree nut
allergies, 83% of the children were breast fed, and greater than 90% of the mothers had ingested peanuts and at least one tree nut
during lactation (Sicherer et al., 1998).
Moroccan-Spiced Tree Nut
Couscous (Makes 4 servings) 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup couscous 1 cup water 1/2 cup lightly toasted mixed tree nuts
(almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, or pine nuts) 1/2 cup raisins 1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup each: chopped fresh Italian parsley and mint 1 1/2 teaspoons each: ground cinnamon and cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
This nut has become, within a few years, the most popular tree nut
for snack purposes in the United Kingdom.