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Hard-shelled fruit of a wide variety of trees, e.g. almonds, Brazil, cashew, peanut, walnut: all have high fat content, 45–60%; high protein content, 15–20%; 15–20% carbohydrate. The chestnut is an exception, with 3% fat and 3% protein, being largely carbohydrate, 37%. A number of nuts are grown specially for their oils; see oilseed.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.


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