Nuts and Seeds
Pine Nuts Pine nuts are the kernels of pine cones. They taste like almonds and are available raw, toasted, and frozen.
Pistachios Pistachios (pa-ista-sh(e-,)os) are pale green to creamy white in color and have a mild flavor. Pistachios are available in the shell, shelled, roasted and salted, and dyed red.
Walnuts Walnuts are the fruit of the walnut tree. Sizes vary from small to large. Walnuts are available whole in the shell, shelled as halves, and chopped.
Pumpkin Seeds Pumpkin seeds come from pumpkins. They are available in the shell, toasted, and raw.
Poppy Seeds Poppy seeds are the dark black, dried seeds of the poppy plant. Poppy seeds are available whole.
Sesame Seeds Sesame (=se-sa-me) seeds are creamy-colored, flat, oval seeds that have a nutty flavor. They are available whole, roasted, and ground into paste.
Sunflower Seeds These seeds come from the sunflower. The whole seed can be eaten raw or cooked.
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