A-Z of Nuts

A useful guide to the main Nut species used for food; their origins, seasonality, preparation and care details and some practical information about each Nut.

Please click on the Nut species highlighted inĀ blue to bring up the relevant links.

LIST OF EDIBLE NUTS

Almond

Beech

Brazil nut

Candlenut

Cashew Nuts

Cashew

Chestnuts, including:

Chinese Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut

Coconuts

Colocynth

Cucurbita ficifolia

Filbert

Gevuina avellana

Hickory, including

Pecan

Shagbark Hickory Nuts

Terminalia catappa

Hazel

Indian Beech

Kola nut

Macadamia

Malabar chestnut

Pistacia

Mamoncillo

Maya nut

Mongongo

Oak acorns

Ogbono nut

Ogbono nut

Paradise nut

Pili nut

Walnut

Water Caltrop

Nut-like gymnosperm seeds

Pine nuts are Gymnosperm seeds that are edible

Cycads

Ginkgo

Gnetum gnemon

Juniper

Monkey-puzzle

Shelled Pine nuts

Pine nuts, including

Chilgoza Pine

Korean Pine

Stone Pine

Colorado Pinyon

Mexican Pinyon

Single-leaf Pinyon

Podocarps

Other

Cempedak

Egusi

Euryale ferox (Fox nut)

Fluted pumpkin

Hemp seeds

Hemp seed

Jackfruit

Lotus seed

Malabar gourd

Pumpkin seed

Sunflower seed