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Today is: Grab Some Nuts Day

Aug 14, 2023Aug 14, 2023

Today is for grabbing nuts — those mostly edible, one-seeded fruits that are covered with hard shells as they grow. They are often eaten as a snack, being raw or roasted, and may be plain, salted, or seasoned. They are used to make kinds of butter, pressed into oils, and used in countless recipes.

But many of what people call nuts technically aren't nuts, they are dried seeds. Nuts can be classified in a culinary sense and in a botanical sense. Botanical nuts are those that are technically nuts. The shell of these nuts is hard and doesn't open to release the seed. Some examples are hazelnuts, acorns, and chestnuts. Most seeds that we call nuts are just nuts in a culinary sense.