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Walnuts are the oldest known tree food because they date back to 10,000 BC. What’s your favorite nut to eat?  I LOVE pistachios more than I love my kids! No, not really, but I can eat my weight in pistachios and pecans. The nut experts say that, botanically an almond and cashew nut aren’t considered nuts!!! The same goes for walnuts and peanuts, even though they have the word “nut” in their names. Okay, nuts are confusing.

Almonds need honeybees to pollinate them so they can grow.
You can use walnuts as a gluten-free base for anything that needs a crust.
Ancient Greeks believed hazelnuts could treat coughing and baldness.
Peanuts account for 2/3 of all nut consumption.
Pine nuts get their name because they are found inside pinecones
The shell of the cashew is toxic and can’t be eaten. I guess that’s why I’ve never seen them in a shell. And I leave you with my favorite, the pistachio is known as the “smiling nut” in Iran and the “happy nut” in China. And that makes me happy, too!

First African American, one-woman syndicated radio host in the Southeast region for major broadcast networks. Over the past 23 years my passion and perseverance has lead me to reach and relate to demographics spanning, Sports stations, Country, Hip-hop, R & B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary & Top 40 radio stations. I have a unique way of setting the tone, and people feel comfortable telling their story,