What is a peanut allergy?

A peanut allergy occurs when the immune system mistakes the protein in peanuts as a threat to the body and reacts to attack it. This causes many of the classic symptoms like rashes, stomach pain and trouble breathing. In extreme cases, peanuts can cause anaphylaxis — a severe and life-threatening reaction that impairs breathing to the extent that it requires immediate treatment with an epinephrine auto-injector. A peanut allergy is different from other nut allergies. Peanuts are legumes that grow underground, similar to soybeans, peas and lentils, while tree nuts such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts grow on trees. Having a peanut allergy does not necessarily mean you will be allergic to other legumes, such as peas, beans and soybeans. However, studies show that around 35% of toddlers allergic to peanuts will also develop tree nut allergies.  

Food Allergy-Friendly Ice Cream Shops By State

Finding a food allergy-friendly ice cream shop is truly sweet — and having a list of one in every state is the cherry on top. In order to make our list of the top food allergy-friendly shops, each one had to be knowledgeable about their ingredients, offer allergen-free options, and take steps to reduce the risk of cross-contact by using sanitized scoopers and scooping from a fresh bin. Because we know how hard it is to find allergy-friendly ice cream shops (even in our own backyards) — you can now save this list for easy access by
downloading the Spokin app. More sweet news: A La Mode is offering a 10% discount on all online purchases for anyone who downloads the free Spokin app. Offer is valid from 6/14/17 through 6/20/17. Editorial note: Looking for safe soft serve? See our guide of 50 Allergy-Friendly Soft Serve Ice Cream Shops!

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