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5 Things You probably Didn’t Know About Nuts

Nuts are an amazing source of nutrition. Being high on fibre, protein and healthy fat, it’s the perfect snack for your family. Here are some facts you probably did not know about nuts.

By Team ParentCircle with inputs from Kiran Patel

All nuts are not ‘True Nuts’ Out of all nuts you know, practically most of them are not true nuts. They are either seeds, legumes or drupes. • True or botanical nuts: Seeds within hardened outer shells which don't open on their own Eg: Hazelnuts, walnuts, acorns • Seeds: Edible seeds are also considered as nuts Eg: Brazil nut, macadamia nut • Legumes: Pods with many seeds that open on their own when they are ready for harvest Eg: Peanut • Drupes: Fleshy fruits which contain a hard shell housing a seed within. In this case, we are eating the seed of the drupe instead of the fleshy fruit Eg: Pistachio, almond, cashew But we commonly refer to all of them as ‘nuts’

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