You can now add coconut to the list of nuts my husband is allergic to.
He ate a couple Girl Scout Cookies last night, the ones that are short-bread covered in chocolate, coconut and caramel, called Caramel Delights. He did not have a full-blown attack like last time, but his allergies were bothering him. Darn! I LOVE coconut, as well as other nuts, and am finding that I have to change my cooking/baking habits so that he doesn't have a reaction. This is harder than I thought it would be.
He visited the allergist and found out that he is allergic to almonds, which means he is allergic to ALL tree nuts, as well as apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums and prunes. All of the "pit" fruits are related to tree nuts in some way. (I know, it seems a little weird to me too.) He has a sensitivity to soy, which means that although he is not allergic to peanuts, he may develop an allergy or sensitivity to them since they are closely related to soy (in that they are both grown in the ground rather than on trees.)
I guess I won't have to share my coconut cream pie ice cream anymore.