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 » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

The bean family contains many species and varieties of legumes: Adzuki, Anasazi, black, kidney, fava, cowpeas, Madagascar, lentil and soybeans are but a few. Beans serve significant value as sources of nutrition and they... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

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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 » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

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 » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

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 » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

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 » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts