Is Nutmeg a Nut? And Other Holiday Cooking Questions

From FARE, great information.

Holiday cooking and baking can be a hectic activity, as well as confusing! Here are some common questions about holiday ingredients and food allergies:

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Is nutmeg a nut?

No! Although the word nutmeg contains the word “nut,” it is not related to peanuts or tree nuts. It is a dried seed, which is ground to make a spice.

Does eggnog contain eggs?

Typically, yes. Eggnog is a traditional holiday drink made with milk, sugar and eggs. There are currently allergy-friendly versions on the market that use milk and egg alternatives.

Does butternut squash contain nuts?  

No. While this orange squash may have a nutty taste, it is not related to nuts, nor contain nuts.

Do potato pancakes contain common allergens, like breakfast pancakes do?

It depends on the recipe. Some latkes are wheat-free, but contain egg. Some are egg-free, but contain wheat. Some are cooked in oil, and some are…

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