Did you know that most “nuts” aren’t nuts at all? Peanuts are legumes, pine nuts are the seeds of pines, and almonds, pecans, cashews, and walnuts are the seeds of fruits classified as drupes.
Nuts and seeds have become more and more of an ingredient than just a snack or a garnish. They are a great source of protein and they add so much flavor, texture and lots of nutrients to many dishes. (more…)