If you are allergic to nuts you should be extra careful around certain dishes. Especially those with a seafood or shrimp allergy may want to check before ordering stews from the Northeast such as moqueca, vatapá, and bobó. These dishes often have ground-up shrimp or sometimes nuts in the sauce. Also, many fish dishes come with shrimp sauce, which may not be listed on the menu. Desserts often have nuts in them so always ask before digging in. Peanuts are amendoim (ah-man-doo-een), cashews in Portuguese are castanha de caju (ka-stan-ya de ka-zhoo) or caju for short, and Brazil nuts are known as castanha do Pará (ka-stan-ya doh pa-rah). The general word for nuts is nozes (no-zhes) and you can let people know that you have an allergy by saying "Tenho alergia de amendoim" (Ten-yo ah-lehr-gee-ah de ah-man-doo-een).
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