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Name that Nut, Seed, or Bean

Can you name the nuts, seeds, and beans pictured below?
According to culinary, not botanical definitions
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Last updated: March 22, 2018
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First submittedMarch 21, 2018
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47 Comments
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2018
Shame to leave out macadamia nut
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Level 90
Sep 4, 2022
And on National Macadamia Nut Day too!
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2022
That was all I could come up with for the Brazil nuts
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2018
Great! Now I want some peanuts... and almonds... and cashews... and...
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Level 84
Mar 22, 2018
Never realized how much a chestnut looks like a buckeye.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2018
In the UK we have a tree, closely related to the buckeye, that we call "horse chestnut", because of the resemblance of the seeds to edible chestnuts. The seeds (or nuts) are called conkers and are used to play a game, also called conkers, where you try to smash your opponent's conker with yours.
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Level 34
Jul 28, 2018
...except that horse chestnuts are single entities and sweet chestnuts aren't...
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2019
Here it is kastanje and paardenkastanje paarden means horses. But it isnt until now and looking up the english names and differences etc. That I realize that the leaf I allways that was chestnut, is actually horse chestnut..
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2019
Plus, besides the single not single, more importantly, horse chestnuts are poisonous to humans, chestnuts arent.
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Level 89
Oct 3, 2019
Nor how much the pecan picture resembles the walnut picture.
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2018
This quiz is nuts! 😉
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Level 76
Mar 24, 2018
Needs a yellow box, me thinks.
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Level 88
Jul 11, 2018
Yeah, I guessed two of the other answers while trying to guess #4
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Level 70
Aug 2, 2019
+1 for yellow box, if there is a quiz that needs one, it is this one.
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Level 85
Apr 1, 2018
Ugh. Tried runner bean, lima bean, and broad bean. Turns out I've never seen soybeans before.
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Level 45
Jul 11, 2018
Yeah, I thought broad bean too.
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2022
Soybeans are delicious. Though in pods and salted like that, I call edamame
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Level 86
Jul 11, 2018
Out of curiosity, are acorns edible? They're the only one from this quiz I've never eaten in any form.
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Level 80
Jul 11, 2018
Yes, but it takes a lot work to process usually. https://honest-food.net/how-to-eat-acorns/
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Level 75
Jul 11, 2018
They can be turned into flour or roasted for a coffee substitute, but the tannins must first be leached out of them. We have several white oak trees and I tried the process once just to see what they were like. IMO they were bland and not worth the trouble of collecting, leaching, drying, shelling, and grinding - good to know for survival situations, but not for everyday table fare.
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Level 91
Jul 11, 2018
In small amounts they are fine, but they have a high concentration of tannins in them so they are bitter and potentially toxic. To be eaten in large quantities they have to be be crushed and boiled or chemically treated multiple times to remove them. In other words it's not economically viable as a human food source. At least this is something I remember from a Bear Gryllis or Dual Survivor or something like that show.
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Level 86
Jul 11, 2018
Sounds a bit like buckeyes, then, although I've never heard of anyone turning them into flour (and I now recall that I have heard of acorn flour, though I've never eaten it). Good to know!
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2018
We eat them a lot in Korea/Korean cuisine. They are used to make a jelly which is then cut into noodles or blocks and seasoned to make a side dish.

Parks in Korea often have signs telling us to not take the acorns because the squirrels need them.

In diasporic communities many children are embarrassed by their parents who stop by side of the road or highway to collect acorns.

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Level 88
Oct 3, 2022
Interesting, thank you for sharing!
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Level 82
Jul 11, 2018
ask a squirrel
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2018
Lovely quiz! Great mix of things, all good pictures. Had no idea that Soybean looks like that! Perhaps because it's still in its green-stalk-thingy (excuse my use of complex terminology).
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Level 82
Jul 11, 2018
Putting pumpkin seeds (or any nut still in its shell- looking at you pistachios) into a group of mixed nuts should be considered a crime against humanity.
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Level 72
Jul 12, 2018
Kept typing in "buckeye" for chestnut. My born-and-raised-in-Ohio brain just couldn't fathom that there could be any other answer. LOL
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Level 30
Jul 12, 2018
got them all!!
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Level 69
Jul 14, 2018
Thanks for accepting filberts for hazelnuts! Great nutty quiz!
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Level 44
Jul 17, 2018
cool
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Level 63
Jul 30, 2018
Wow, I have never heard the term Brazil Nut before. We call them Paranuss in Germany.
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Level 77
Dec 15, 2023
You don't want to know what several people in the South of the USA still call those...
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Level 15
Nov 10, 2018
Yay first comment!

Finally level 15 it took 1.5 hours

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Level 58
Nov 2, 2019
Never eaten any of these before but i still got all of them
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Level 71
Feb 11, 2020
hmm no-one else thinks pistacchio is spelt with two 'c's?? The sound has a hard pronunciation (like a k) in Italian, they spell it that way.
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Level 77
Dec 15, 2023
It is in fact spelled "pistacchio" in Italian, and pronounced with a hard K sound. But in English is commonly spelled "pistachios" and sadly pronounced with a soft CH sound.
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Level 55
Mar 23, 2020
Easy 100%, but somehow I managed to forget pistachios until I was nearly out of time. Spent over a minute thinking, and they're my favourites :(
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2020
mmmmm chestnuts are gooooood
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Level 34
Mar 4, 2021
Can you accept monkey nut for peanut please? I did get peanut of course, but it would be nice to have the option. Thanks :)
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Level 53
Sep 21, 2021
Your mom can name of lot HA GOT EM
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Level 23
May 26, 2022
Accept monkey nut for peanut? I usually only use the term peanut when there is no shell.
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Level 60
Jun 12, 2022
Never seen pumpkin seeds with the husk on before!
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2022
Could you accept edamame for soybean?
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Level 60
Sep 6, 2022
You probably typoed, as it worked for me.
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2023
I love that you accept "pepitas" as an answer for pumpkin seeds. As a native Spanish speaker I thank you for that. :)
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Level 66
Apr 9, 2024
Brazil nuts are the only nut here I'm not allergic to... and I hate them! :D