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Acorns, also known as "Oak Nuts," are the tough, leathery, cup and lid-shaped Nut of the Oak tree. Norse legend has it that Thor once took refuge from a thunder storm under an oak tree, which in turn, gave rise to the myth that Acorns on your window sill can prevent a...
Apricot Kernels are the inner seed of the apricot pit, that looks like an almond. There are two types of Apricot Kernels, Bitter Apricot Kernels (more dangerous) and Sweet Apricot Kernels (less dangerous). Some sources include “Extra Bitter” as a third category. Because the...
The earliest Chestnuts were likely cultivated by man around 2000 B.C. It has been a staple food and the main source of carbohydrates for thousands of years in regions which then had no milled grain Flour. Native Americans on the East Coast of North America, for example, included...
A Filbert Nut is a type of Hazelnut and in practice, the word(s) ”Filbert or Filbert Nuts is sometimes used interchangeably for Hazelnuts. Filbert Trees are native to Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia. Filberts have a hard outer shell which must be removed before...
Hazelnuts (also known as a Cobnut) is the name given to any of the Nuts that grow on any of the types of Hazel Trees, which are a group of trees and large shrubs (members of the Birch family) found in the milder climates of the Northern Hemisphere. The Celtic Druids believed that...
Hickory Nuts drop from Hickory Trees (native to most of the Eastern U.S.) in the fall but are usually not found on grocers’ shelves because they are so hard (and time consuming) for consumers to crack well at home. Picking bits of nut meat from the shattered shell fragments is not a...