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Unusual Nuts
in the World

Hundreds of millions of people in this world have no corner grocery store, no refrigerator, no cow, and a lot of hungry children.   Every day they are faced with providing food and dwelling for their family.   There are a thousand kinds of nuts in the world that are hunted and eaten by hungry people.  

A handful are commercialized such as the almond, Brazil nut filbert, pecan, pistachio, and walnut.  Peanuts are in the bean family, and are not nuts.  Nuts are defined as "any hard shelled fruit or seed of which the kernel is eaten by mankind".

Below is a list of many kinds of unusual edible "nuts"

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Spiced Almonds
a traditional snack

1/4 cups butter
2 cups raw almonds 1 tbsp chili powder
1 large garlic clove, minced

Melt butter in skillet. Add almonds, chili powder, and minced garlic.   Stir over medium heat until nuts are crisp and lightly browned.  Remove from heat vand sprinkle with salt.  Store in air-tight container.  Will keep severla weeks at room temperature.

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Caramel and Butterscotch are made in similar ways to toffee, as is fudge. The difference is in the degree of boiling temperature and the ways in which they are cooled. This whole process uses high-heat to convert sugar. Crystallization, graininess, and whether it is brittle or smooth are simply variations of this process.

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The Nut Factory started in 1952 as a roaster of peanuts. We are located in Spokane, Washington. Over the years The Nut Factory has grown into a large snack food manufacturer. We ship over 400 product every day to businesses everywhere throughout the United States.

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