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What's your fav nut?

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Post by monty » April 11th, 2017, 4:06 pm

As everyone knows, nuts are nutritional powerhouses, packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
So what is your preferred type of nut?


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Post by Armoreska » April 11th, 2017, 4:11 pm

Can't beat walnuts for accessibility
Some of the others might be tastier, but not by too much (provided you've soaked your nuts in the water. much better than raw)
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Post by monty » April 11th, 2017, 4:13 pm

Do you ever buy nut mixes or would you rather just have your preferred type of nut?

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Post by Armoreska » April 11th, 2017, 4:14 pm

monty on Apr 11 2017, 10:13:30 AM wrote:Do you ever buy nut mixes or would you rather just have your preferred type of nut?
That'd be great if they sold them that way here. :pinch:
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Post by monty » April 11th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Anyone here into making their own nut butter? If so, I'd love to hear your recipes...

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Post by Lammetje » April 11th, 2017, 5:00 pm

Mont, you are my favorite nut! ;)
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Post by weirdboy » April 11th, 2017, 6:06 pm

My recipe for nut butter:

1. put them in a food processor
2. turn on the food processor

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Post by Coco LaBerge » April 11th, 2017, 6:10 pm

I like almonds for their particular health benefits and high fiber content. I'm also partial to cashews but I don't eat them that often as I tend to overeat them. Pistachios are also a favourite, both for their taste and arterial health benefits.

Nuts salted and roasted in oil are a travesty, I never eat them. You might tell, I'm pretty into nuts. Don't make my own nut butter though as I don't have a good enough blender yet. I buy Meridian nut butters in the UK, which is a just nut brand, with a few different variations. It's a good product.

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Post by sebby » April 11th, 2017, 6:11 pm

weirdboy on Apr 11 2017, 12:06:36 PM wrote:My recipe for nut butter:

1. put them in a food processor
2. turn on the food processor
If feeling fancy, add a dash of salt or coconut oil.

Complicated stuff.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 11th, 2017, 7:12 pm

Peanuts aren't nuts. But I still voted for them.

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Post by xianjiro » April 11th, 2017, 8:26 pm

aww, nuts!

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » April 11th, 2017, 8:33 pm

Wait, do people actually eat acorns?

I voted for hazelnuts, but I really like all kinds of nuts. Almonds are a favorite as well.
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Post by mjf314 » April 11th, 2017, 8:36 pm

I'm not sure how to vote, because it depends on how I'm eating them.

Plain nuts: cashews
Nut butter: almonds
Pesto: pine nuts
Mixing into rice or other grains: pine nuts

I eat almond butter more often than the others (I spread it on toast). The one that I get has 1 ingredient (almonds). I don't like plain almonds very much. Cashew butter is good too, but harder to spread (or at least the last one I tried was hard to spread).
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Post by xianjiro » April 11th, 2017, 8:40 pm

hang on to your nuts, boys, there's a squirrel loose on the forum today! (D:)

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Post by Carmel1379 » April 11th, 2017, 9:48 pm

I'm allergic to nuts (expect peanuts, which aren't really nuts).

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Post by blocho » April 11th, 2017, 9:53 pm

I'm a solid cashew partisan when eating nuts on their own, but when it comes to nuts included in other food (hummus, for example), you can't do better than roasted pine nuts.

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Post by mjf314 » April 11th, 2017, 10:46 pm

blocho on Apr 11 2017, 03:53:01 PM wrote:I'm a solid cashew partisan when eating nuts on their own, but when it comes to nuts included in other food (hummus, for example), you can't do better than roasted pine nuts.
What about nut butter? If you like almond butter then we're twinsies!
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Post by xianjiro » April 12th, 2017, 2:50 am

I'm nuts for almond butter, especially since discovering I'm allergic to goobers.

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Post by mightysparks » April 12th, 2017, 4:13 am

Walnuts are my favourite
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Post by blocho » April 12th, 2017, 4:25 am

mjf314 on Apr 11 2017, 04:46:24 PM wrote:
blocho on Apr 11 2017, 03:53:01 PM wrote:I'm a solid cashew partisan when eating nuts on their own, but when it comes to nuts included in other food (hummus, for example), you can't do better than roasted pine nuts.
What about nut butter? If you like almond butter then we're be twinsies!
I don't think I've ever had any nut butter other than peanut butter.

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Post by mjf314 » April 12th, 2017, 9:17 am

For those of you who don't make your own nut butter, do you have a favorite brand, and do you prefer creamy or crunchy?

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 12th, 2017, 12:49 pm

blocho on Apr 11 2017, 10:25:50 PM wrote:
mjf314 on Apr 11 2017, 04:46:24 PM wrote:
blocho on Apr 11 2017, 03:53:01 PM wrote:I'm a solid cashew partisan when eating nuts on their own, but when it comes to nuts included in other food (hummus, for example), you can't do better than roasted pine nuts.
What about nut butter? If you like almond butter then we're be twinsies!
I don't think I've ever had any nut butter other than peanut butter.
Me neither. I never made any myself.

My favorite brand is Calvé. It's the only way to go, like Heinz is with ketchup.
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Post by Gershwin » April 12th, 2017, 3:21 pm

Lonewolf2003 on Apr 12 2017, 06:49:35 AM wrote:
blocho on Apr 11 2017, 10:25:50 PM wrote:
mjf314 on Apr 11 2017, 04:46:24 PM wrote:What about nut butter? If you like almond butter then we're be twinsies!
I don't think I've ever had any nut butter other than peanut butter.
Me neither. I never made any myself.

My favorite brand is Calvé. It's the only way to go, like Heinz is with ketchup.
You should try pure peanut butter, with only a little salt. We always have this one, and I prefer it by far over Calvé:

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But maybe I should try making my own peanut butter instead. Good idea, actually.

Whenever I eat nuts, it's mostly salty smoked almonds (not so healthy), or an unsalted mix of cashews, macadamias and pecans (very healthy). My favourite nuts are macadamias, I guess.
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Post by mjf314 » April 13th, 2017, 12:53 am

I second what Gershwin said. Nut butter should have 1 or 2 ingredients (nuts, and maybe a little salt). I used to eat peanut butter when I was younger (including popular brands like Jif and Skippy) but I never really liked it very much, probably because it had various stuff added to it. Within the last year I started eating 2-ingredient peanut butter, and it's both healthier and tastier.

More recently I discovered almond butter and it's even better than peanut butter (in terms of both health and taste). My favorites so far are Woodstock and Once Again (both 1 ingredient). If you prefer nut butter with added palm oil (so you don't have to stir it), Justin's is good. I haven't tried all the brands yet so there are probably other good ones too.
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Post by RBG » April 13th, 2017, 9:36 pm

Lammetje on Apr 11 2017, 11:00:51 AM wrote:Mont, you are my favorite nut! ;)
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Post by Armoreska » September 24th, 2018, 2:38 pm

I have now tasted (almost) the last culinary nuts that we have available and can rank them loosely. The mid section is pretty fluid as they all taste amazingggg.
1. still Walnuts (soaked, funny that clueless people actually eat them raw as that mostly bitter nut would be towards the bottom of the list)
2. Hazelnuts (but a MF to crack. possibly #1, it's close)
3. Almonds
(Apricot seeds would be here if they were safe to eat. Actually I used to eat a lot of them which is crazy.)
4. Peanuts
5. Pecans
6. Brazil nut (what I can eat just one. boo)
7. Pistachios (wish they didn't put salt in all of them)
8. Cashews (used to hate them, maybe it's because I ate them raw, actually haven't had them unsoaked lately)
(GAP)
9. Macademias (they're also least nutritious and most expensive so pretty pointless)
10. Pignoli (best zinc content tho along with cashews)
11. Chestnuts (i think they'd place here, looking to get some to reevaluate and confirm)
12. Jackfruit nut (like eating raw potato)
TODO: durian seeds, acorns

Has anyone had the other nuts mentioned in the original poll?
Those were butternuts, Gingko nuts, Coquito nuts, Hickory nuts, Hican
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Post by OldAle1 » September 24th, 2018, 4:22 pm

Allergic to peanuts and most tropical/semi-tropical nuts including cashews, macadamias, brazil, pistachios. Given that I love middle eastern, Indian and Thai food this is unfortunate but since I have to make it myself, living in a shithole area with hardly any decent ethnic restaurants, I can make do. Going to try making pad thai before long and use almonds instead of peanuts.

Given those allergies I'm pretty careful about trying "new" nuts. Stuff I've had and like, roughly in order of preference:

chestnuts - only available seasonally alas, in winter
almonds
walnuts
pine nuts - usually just use for pesto or other cooking
pecans

I've grown to love jackfruit but haven't tried the nuts yet - sometime soon I will but I'm more than a bit leery given my allergies. Can't seem to find any info online that gives a clear indication whether it will operate more like the nuts I'm allergic to or like the nuts I can eat.

Something nobody has mentioned here is black walnuts - anybody had any? My father grew them - actually has several thousand trees which he was raising for the value of the timber but he's apparently pretty much abandoned taking care of them now - and we always had the nuts when I was a kid. Not technically allergic to them but I absolutely can't stand them, and I find that I can't eat black figs because they smell and taste like black walnuts to me. Not a common nut in most areas though and tend to be quite expensive if you can find them outside of their growing region.

Oh and I probably had hickory nuts as a kid too - we also had those trees - but I can't remember anything about them.

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Post by wasabi » May 17th, 2020, 4:17 am

Pecans, pecans, pecans, I also like cashew and walnuts. But pecans are always my favorite.

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Post by kongs_speech » May 17th, 2020, 4:21 am

I have very weak teeth, so I can't chew nuts. I do like almond slivers.
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