Tree Nuts

“Tree nut” is a subcategory of the culinary definition of a “nut”. Of all the edible tree nuts, the botanical definition only includes hazelnut. (read more..)
A Tree nut describes a fruit that grows on a tree and contains one seed in which the wall becomes hard at maturity. Tree nuts share similar nutritional characteristics and have similar culinary uses. They include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, coconut, and chestnut. Peanuts being a legume and not growing on a tree are not considered as tree nuts even though they have similar nutrients. (1)Edited by Alasavar C, Shahidi F. Tree Nuts: Composition, Phytochemicals, and Health Effects (Nutraceutical Science and Technology). CRC Press. December 2008. 1st Edition. Pages 1,2. Available here.  Please note that chestnuts have different nutritional characteristics to other nuts. (read more..)

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1. Edited by Alasavar C, Shahidi F. Tree Nuts: Composition, Phytochemicals, and Health Effects (Nutraceutical Science and Technology). CRC Press. December 2008. 1st Edition. Pages 1,2. Available here.

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