Any large, oily kernel found within a shell and used in food may be regarded as a nut.
Because nuts generally have a high oil content, they are a highly prized food and energy source. A large number of seeds are edible by humans and used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food, or pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.
Some fruits and seeds that do not meet the botanical definition but are nuts in the culinary sense:
Almonds, pecans and walnuts are the edible seeds of drupe fruits — the leathery "flesh" is removed at harvest.
Brazil nut is the seed from a capsule.
Candlenut (used for oil) is a seed. Is considered a true nut
Cashew nut is a seed.
Chilean hazelnut or Gevuina
Horse-Chestnut is an inedible capsule.
Macadamia nut is a creamy white kernel
Peanut is a legume.
Pine nut is the seed of several species of pine (coniferous trees).
Pistachio nut is the seed of a thin-shelled drupe.
Contact our office for availability and for special nut items.
Snack mixes are available upon request.
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