Tag: nut history

Facts about Macadamias

Facts about Macadamias

History/Geographic Fact This tree nut is native to the Australian rainforest and named for the Scottish-born chemist who first cultivated it, John McAdam. In 1882, the macadamia was introduced to Hawaii, now the world’s largest exporter. Macadamia’s are some of the most sought-after nuts in the […]

Facts about Brazil Nuts

Facts about Brazil Nuts

Interesting Fact Brazil nuts are botanically not nuts but are in fact seeds from the Brazil nut tree, one of the largest trees growing upward 200 feet found in the Amazon. Geographic Source They are native to South America and surprisingly the greatest exporter is not […]

Facts about Pecans

Facts about Pecans

Interesting Facts The Pecan tree is the only tree nut native to North America. Up to 80% of pecans are produced in the United States. Pecan trees can bear fruits for more than 300 years. Nutrition & Health Like most nuts, pecans are naturally cholesterol free, […]

Facts about Cashews

Facts about Cashews

Interesting Fact Cashew nuts are a kidney or bean shaped seeds that grow at the end of the cashew apple on a tree that is about 30 feet tall. Geographic Source Cashews are native to Brazil. Today the leading producers of cashews are are India, […]

Facts about Walnuts

Facts about Walnuts

Walnuts are the oldest tree food known to man, dating back to 7000 B.C. Native to Persia, they were reserved for royalty. The Greeks called it the ¨nut of Jupiter¨, the nut for the gods. Walnuts have been regarded as the symbols of intellectuals because […]

Facts about Almonds

Facts about Almonds

History Almonds are the seeds of the fruit of the almond tree.  Thought to have originated in Western Asia and North Africa, they are one of the oldest nuts and have been written about in many historical texts, including the Bible. Geographic Source Today, 80% […]