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View Poll Results: What is your favourite kind of nut?
Almond 10 12.99%
Brazil nut 3 3.90%
Cashew 20 25.97%
Chestnut 1 1.30%
Hazelnut 5 6.49%
Macadamia nut 5 6.49%
Peanut (not technically a nut, but close enough!) 5 6.49%
Pecan 13 16.88%
Walnut 5 6.49%
Other (please share) 10 12.99%
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:02 AM   #11
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There is no way I could pick a favorite. I like them all too much. It would be much easier to pick my least favorite which would probably be Walnuts. Don't get me wrong, I like walnuts, but if I had to give up one nut that is the one I would pick.
That is exactly my sentiment GB... only that I would drop pecan for the same reason you gave for walnuts... these two have sort of similar taste and mostly interchangeable, and I prefer the flavour of walnuts...
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:06 AM   #12
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these two have sort of similar taste and mostly interchangeable
You know I had never thought of it, but now that you mention it I can't believe I had never made that connection. You are so right that they are VERY similar
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:16 AM   #13
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That is exactly my sentiment GB... only that I would drop pecan for the same reason you gave for walnuts... these two have sort of similar taste and mostly interchangeable, and I prefer the flavour of walnuts...
I agree with you two, how can we possibly decide - almonds inch out though as my very favourite though, and if I had to give one up it would be Brazil nuts.
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:18 AM   #14
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I went with Pecans, mainly as that's what I grew up with, as Pecan trees grow everywhere back in OK. Lots of Black Walnuts, too. There are lot of Black Walnuts up here, and I'm beginning to think about going and getting a bunch.

As for other favorites, I love Macadamias, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, and Cashews. I'll eat other nuts, but they aren't something I'd go out and buy.
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:31 AM   #15
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I like all kinds except black walnuts...I think they're nasty tasting. We have a tree on our property, and I leave the nuts for the squirrels.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:11 PM   #16
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Tough call. I love almonds, but can't toss hazelnuts away. I wish I could vote for two.
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:48 PM   #17
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not only do I love nuts, but I love to cook with them. peanuts add to many dishes, as do fresh ground peanuts in ground nut stew or cold sesame noodles etc. great in salads too.
cashews go well in chilis...really nice, and roast with cauliflower (last 5 minutes)
of course we know that almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts have all sorts of uses in savory as well as sweet applicaitons.
a great source of protein and the right kind of fat.
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:57 PM   #18
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A poll to see what kinds of nuts (no, not our weird and wonderful relatives ) DC members list as their favourites.

Almond

Brazil nut

Cashew

Chestnut

Hazelnut

Macadamia nut

Peanut (not technically a nut, but close enough!)

Pecan

Walnut

Other

There are other nuts too, but you can only list ten options...Some others would be pine nuts, pistachios, and candle nuts
You! Just kidding. Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia.
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:04 PM   #19
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Imported pistachios, absolutely no question at all. They are addictive.

They used to come from Iran, but now from Turkey. Smaller than California, but so much better flavor that I cannot eat California pistachios anymore. They are natural color, so you don't get that annoying red dye on your fingers.

Hard to find locally, but CVS drugstores have them, Zenobia brand. Also, Zenobia has a great website and will ship them.

(sheesh, can you tell I'm a fan? I've been eating these things since I was a kid!)

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Old 11-10-2005, 07:10 PM   #20
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Mr. Peanut! I can't really choose a favorite either! I usually go for the smoked almonds or spicy peanuts when I want a quick snack though.
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