All types of nuts have different scientific names to describe them. The scientific name for an almond is Prunus dulcis, while the cashew's name is Anacardium occidentale. A pecan, or Carya illinoensis, is a type of tree nut commonly used in baking, along with the macadamia nut, or Macadamia spp.
A pistachio's scientific name is Pistacia vera L., while all varieties of walnuts fall under the Juglans spp. name. Pine nuts are called Pinus spp., and hazelnuts are called Corylus spp. Other less popular nuts include: the chestnut, or Castanea spp.; the ginkgo nut, or Ginkgo biloba L.; and the sheanut, or Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.Learn More
Fermented soy and tofu are okay to eat, when consumed in moderation. Soybeans are one of the base ingredients for tofu, so anyone who eats a lot of tofu also ingests a lot of soy. In combination with other soy products, excessive amounts of tofu can cause soy oversaturation.Full Answer >
A bushel of green peanuts is 22 pounds, according to the Illinois General Assembly. The University of Florida states a bushel of Valencia peanuts is between 30 and 35 pounds.Full Answer >
Pistachios are nuts that are closely related to cashews and belong to the Anacardiaceae family of flowering plants. The pistachio originally comes from Greece and from countries in the Middle East, such as Syria and Iran. The fruit of the pistachio is green and has a unique semi-open shell.Full Answer >
There are 185 calories in an ounce of walnuts, which is equivalent to seven whole walnuts or 14 halves. The calories consist of 84 percent fat, 8 percent carbohydrates and 8 percent protein. While walnuts are high in per-serving calories, their numerous health benefits offset caloric concerns.Full Answer >