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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 15th, 2002 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
The real reason they call them "tree nuts" is to defferentiate them from "peanuts" plus that's how they're referred to by the USDA and the FDA.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 15th, 2002 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

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But you still haven't asked the original question: what is the mysterious "them" to which you refer? What is a tree nut?
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 15th, 2002 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok, the primary types of tree nuts are: almonds, pistachios, filberts and walnuts, i.e., nuts that are harvested from trees.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 15th, 2002 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh. So peanuts are harvested from....peas?
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 15th, 2002 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Acutally peanuts come from a low-branching widely cultivated leguminous annual herb (Arachis hypogaea).
thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: July 15th, 2002 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

tree nuts

walnuts, Brazil nuts...the list goes on. And a fair number of people are deathly allergic to the whole bunch of 'em. Hence, the warning.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 15th, 2002 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: tree nuts

But peanuts don't fall into the same category, I take it? Confusing. I know about nut allergies and how dangerous they can be, but I didn't know they differentiated between *types* of nuts. (Since I don't really care for any kind of nut, I've never learned much about 'em...)
thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: July 15th, 2002 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: tree nuts

Right, peanuts are legumes, like peas and beans. So technically, they're not nuts at all.

Though oddly enough, both cashews and peanuts give my husband migraines, even though cashews are tree nuts. Other nuts don't seem to bother him.
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