Can somebody tell me what other plants the Macadamia nut is related to?
I have an adult-developed tree-nut allergy. Cashews and Pistachios in particular, are very unpleasant. I've never been hospitalized or anything, but there's certainly some unpleasantness.
Other nuts I need to have absolutely no aversion to. I can eat almonds or pine nuts all day long without any problems.
Can somebody tell me where Macadamia nuts lie? I used to eat them all the time. I started noticing that I'd have what felt like a minor minor reaction if I ate a lot of them, so I basically stopped altogether.
I'm wondering if I'm allergic to macadamias too, or if I'm getting cross-contamination as Macadamias are often processed with Cashews.
(and please no need to warn me about the dangers of allergies. I've had the reactions. I know the unpleasantness and I know it can be much worse! I'm just trying to learn more...)