Nut allergies, acorns, acorn eating pigs, and acorn-eating-pig prosciutto. You are not my doctor, or my charcuterist.
Lovely SO is allergic to tree nuts, especially walnuts.
The acorn is the nut of an oak tree
. We're not about to eat acorns, but (theoretically) would she be allergic to an acorn?
THEN, depending on your answer, put on your pig hats. (Er, maybe take them off; they look ridiculous.)
A local tapas restaurant has phenomenal Jamón Ibérico, "a cured ham from the legendary, acorn-fed black-footed pigs of Spain." I've had it, and it's great. A friend of ours has said (possibly based on a waiter's puffery) that you can taste the acorns from their diet. I couldn't, but I'm no supertaster. It was delicious, though.
If someone with a tree nut allergy would be allergic to acorns, would they be allergic to meat of an animal that had a diet almost exclusively of acorns? What if that meat is cured and served as ham?
You're not her doctor or allergist (and she always has an epipen in case), but if you could point us to resources that could confirm (one way or another) how the relevant allergens survive after consumption/cooking/curing (or not, which seems likely), it would be great.
That ham was really good.