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Free images of Assorted Nuts
 
(While we can all be called a little "nutty" at times,
these are Images of Nuts - In a Culinary Sense)

 


►  Did you know....

that nuts are actually both a fruit and a seed?  They are hard-shelled fruit that do not open to release their seeds.  Although the term "nut" is used in a culinary sense to apply to all seeds and include things like Pistachios that crack open their pods on their own, the correct biological term is used only to describe indehiscent fruit.

Note:  In botany, dehiscence is the splitting act of a plant at a point of built-in weakness at maturity in order to release its contents.  Think of a Milkweed pod splitting open in the fall to release its seeds or as mentioned above, Pistachios or Brazil nuts.

Indehisence means that no splitting action occurs.  The plant must rely on decay, fire or predators to open their structures or pods.  Think of nuts such as Hazelnuts or Chestnuts.

Botanically speaking, a nut is a dry indehiscent fruit with one seed within an ovary wall which becomes hard at maturity.

The culinary definition of a nut is any seed or oily kernel that is found within a shell.

 

Almonds

raw almonds brown skin

Almonds - 1

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salted shelled whole almonds

Almonds - Salted - 1

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whole shelled almonds with salt

Almonds - Salted - 2

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Brazil Nuts

shelled whole brazil nuts with salt

Brazil Nuts - Salted - 1

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Cashews

whole shelled cashew nuts with salt

Cashews - Salted - 1

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whole salted shelled cashews

Cashews - Salted - 2

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Coconut

Shredded white coconut flakes.

Coconut Shredded - 1

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Flaked shredded coconut.

Coconut Shredded - 2

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Shredded baking coconut.

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Walnuts

black whole walnuts in shell

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black whole walnuts in shell

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black whole walnuts in shell

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►  Did you know.... that nuts are the most common food allergens?  

Walnuts are different than other nuts since they contain polyunsaturated fatty acids of both the omega-3 and omega-6 families, as well as monounsaturated fats, but no cholesterol!  Generally, Omega-3's are lacking in our diets and thought to help reduce risk of heart disease.  They are also rich in antioxidants - so crack the shells and munch away!

 

whole walnuts in shell

Walnuts in Shell - 4

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Nuts, Seeds & Grains


 

Did you know....

that of the six major plant parts, seeds are the dominant source of human calories & protein?  They are rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber and form the base of most healthy food pyramids.

Grains are the seeds of grasses - wheat, corn, oats, rice, etc.

Beans are the seeds of legumes - peas, lentils, soybeans & chickpeas.

Nuts are the seeds of trees - walnuts, pecans, etc.

Just plain seeds - sunflower, sesame, poppy, etc.

 

 

 

 

"Don't judge each day
  by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds 
that you sow."

~ Robert Louis 
Stevenson ~

 

 

 

"Worldly riches
are like nuts;
many a tooth
is broken
in cracking them,
but never 
a stomach filled
with eating them."

~ Rabbi Nachman ~

 

 

 

"Fruits don't fall 
from the tree 
but their seeds  
can go places -
  and wherever they go, 
by their virtue, 
they leave their traces."

~ Indira 
Mukhopadhyay ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

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