As we all know, a peanut is a legume (the key is in the name pea). But did you know that most nuts are not classed as botanical nuts? No. Well, of course not, because its an entirely contrived situation where we have intentionally ignored the definition of a culinary nut, just to annoy you.
A nut is a fruit composed of an inedible hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. In general usage, a wide variety of dried seeds are called nuts, but in a botanical context “nut” implies that the shell does not open to release the seed.
A nut in cuisine is a much less restrictive and older meaning of the word than the narrow meaning of nut in botany; the term is applied to many seeds that are not botanically nuts. Any large, oily kernels found within a shell and used in food are commonly called nuts.
So sit back and relax and click the buttons on our quiz to see if you can find the botanical nut, make sure you turn your sound up (because we added that in to annoy you more.
One more thing, we designed and built this website in our Marlborough office, UK. Content strategy is also a word to mention here.