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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 ... More »

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Peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodles are some popular homemade cookies, while sugar and chocolate thumbprint cookies are popular for Christmas. Chips Ahoy, Pepperidge Farm, Oreo and Keebler ar... More »

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The "Name That Candy Bar" game is a guessing game where players must either visually identify the name of a candy bar by viewing the insides of it or while tasting it while blindfolded. The game prompts players to use th... More »

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Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America, the pecan tree is the state tree of Texas and the nuts are heart-healthy. Pecan Pie Day is on July 12, but National Pecan Month is in April. More »

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Another name for a filbert is a hazelnut; filberts are the state nut of Oregon; and a 1/4-cup serving of filberts has about 180 calories. Filberts are a common addition to baked goods, candy and desserts. They also featu... More »

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One particularly healthy nut is the walnut. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, which is good for the heart. They also contain the plant compounds known as sterols, which block the absorption of cholesterol. More »

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Croton tree nuts, horse chestnuts and rosemary peas are some types of inedible nuts. Although these are not edible, manufacturers use them as raw materials in many products, such as fuel, jewelry and medicine. More »

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