My nephew is so allergic, he begins sneezing when we enter a bar that has peanut shells scattered on the floor.
For those of us who do not have peanut allergies, the little nut is a treasure of yummy goodness. Lots of nutrients, high in protein and if you select carefully screening for excessive salt and/or sugar, they are a healthy treat.
However, people afflicted with peanut allergies can be at very high risk. My nephew even begins sneezing if he walks into a bar that has peanut shells tossed out on to the floor. His epi pen is never far away.
However, the Toronto Star has recently published a piece on a possible medical breakthrough. It may not be tomorrow that peanut allergy sufferers will be able to eat the nut, but it looks like a solution to the allergy is not very far off.
Read more at TorStar article on PEANUT ALLERGIES