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Peanuts are a common cause of food allergy, affecting 1-2% of the UK population. They can cause severe anaphylactic reactions and are the most common cause of food allergy fatalities. Peanut allergy is commonly acquired in childhood and seldom resolves with age. Heat treatment, especially roasting, increases the allergenicity of peanuts.

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peanuts

commonly found in

sauces, cakes, desserts, groundnut oil, peanut flour, peanut butter, satay sauce.