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Is a Peanut really a nut?
Last Updated: 30th March, 2020
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Furthermore, which nut is not really a nut?
Almonds, for example, are in fact drupes, not nuts at all. Neither are cashews, pistachios and pine nuts. Many tree nuts are drupes, including walnuts and pecans (although confusingly these are known as drupaceous nuts as they difficult to categorise and are not true botanical nuts).
One may also ask, is a cashew a nut? The cashew seed is often considered a nut in the culinary sense; this cashew nut is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter. Like the tree, the nut is often simply called a cashew.
One may also ask, is the peanut a nut?
The hard peanut shell protects the edible seed as it grows underground. While they sport the "nut" name, peanuts are actually a legume, making them a member of the family of plant-based items that includes lentils, beans and soybeans.
Which nuts are actually legumes?
Legumes are a bit more costly than the nuts. Some of the common nuts include macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, cashews, hazels, almonds, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts and walnuts . The common legumes include black-eyed peas, black beans, garbanzo beans, navy beans, pinto beans , kidney beans and lentils.