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Nut or fruit
From the name or way they look it is difficult to find out if a nut is a fruit or a seed. Some nuts are seeds and others are a fruit with a hard shell.

Examples from nuts that are a fruit:

  • Peanuts (pulse);
  • Almonds;
  • Hazelnuts;
  • Chestnuts.
  • Macadamianuts;
  • Groundnuts.
Coconuts and walnuts are seeds of which the fruit flesh has been removed.

groundnuts see peanuts.

Macadamianuts
  • The macadamia tree grows uptom. high.
  • The nuts cosist of 70% of oil, have an exquisite taste and are usually eaten roasted and salted.
  • This nut origanally comes from north-east Australia and is consumed a lot by Americans.
  • The nut is not easily to crack so usually this is done in factories where the nuts are cracked , roasted and salted. In this way they can be kept for about a year.

Peanuts, groundnuts
  • Plant of the pea family bearing edible seeds in pods which ripen underground.
  • The fruit of this plant are seeds in pods. As the word says, the peanut is used as a nut for a very long time. 
  • Peanuts origanally grow in tropical America and were imported by Europe during the 16th century. The status of the peanut was a curiousity untill the 19th century. Today peanuts are grown everywhere in the world and used as a nut, in oil and forage. 




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