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Allergic to Peanuts?

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,

Quick Tip: Allergic to Peanuts? Try Soynut Butter

If a peanut allergy prevents you from enjoying peanut butter, soynut butter may be a good substitute. Despite their name, peanuts aren’t nuts at all. They’re legumes, just like soybeans. Soynut butter has a nutritional profile, texture, and flavor similar to peanut butter. Although the two are in the same botanical family, most people with peanut allergies are not allergic to soy.

For more on the health benefits on soy, see my episode Soy Pros and Cons.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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