11 interesting and useful facts you didn't know about nuts
We eat nuts quite often, but how well do we know these nutritious plants? They possess some truly amazing qualities and hide a lot of secrets – let's learn some of them.
Botanical nuts: seeds that are contained inside hard shells which don't open themselves when they are ripe. Examples: hazelnuts, chestnuts, acorns.
Legumes: pods with seeds that open on their own when they are ready to be harvested. Example: peanuts.
Seeds: seeds are the small parts of a plant enclosed in the seed coat or the flesh of the fruit. Like in an apricot, a seed is the reproductive part of the fruit, while botanical nuts are fruits themselves. Examples: almonds, cashews and pecans.
Anyway, in everyday life the term 'nut' is generally applied to all of these plants.
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