Nuts are identified by individual characteristics such as shape, color, size and flavor. Popular nut varieties include peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, cashews and almonds. Nuts have distinctive shells such as the figure-ei... More » Food Cooking Nuts & Grains

Tree nuts are fruits that grow on trees and have a tough shell that protects a dried fruit. Examples of tree nuts include filberts, acorns, hazelnuts and chestnuts. Other types of nuts are drupes, which have a fleshy or ... 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

Stale nuts may still be eaten by toasting them to bring back a pleasing texture, color and flavor. It is not necessary to discard nuts that have gone stale. More »

Gourds are easily identified by their color, shape, size and general appearance. Gourds come in edible and non-edible varieties, and the non-edible varieties are usually used for table and other decorations. Typical gour... More »

The ingredient list for typical store-bought candy corn includes sugar, corn syrup, honey, salt, confectioner's glaze, gelatin, dextrose, sesame oil, artificial flavor, titanium dioxide color and food colorings Blue 1, R... More »

Pepita seeds can be prepared and cooked as a snack, used in recipes to add flavor and texture or be processed for use in spreads. "Pepita" is a Spanish word that means "little seed," and in culinary terms, the word has c... More » Food Cooking Nuts & Grains