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Cashews and almonds aren’t technically nuts. So what are they?

10 Jul 2020

You may have already heard that peanuts are not nuts. They are actually legumes and are members of the pea family. But did you know that cashews, almonds, and several other common “culinary nuts”...

If You Have a Nut Allergy You Might Want to Check Your Shampoo Ingredients

5 Apr 2018

Nut allergies affect about 2% of the Canadian population and can be broken down into tree nut allergies (like almonds or cashews) and peanut allergies (peanuts aren’t actually nuts but legumes)....

Many substinence farmers in Africa grow peanuts. Why are they being encouraged to store these in sacks made of natural fibers instead of plastic?

20 Mar 2017

In North America we hear a great deal about chemicals such as plasticizers leaching out of plastic. In this case, though, the problem is not what the plastic releases but what it retains, namely,...

Delving into Pycnogenol

20 Mar 2017

When you eat fresh peanuts, you crack the shell and strip the nuts of the thin reddish inner skin that surrounds them. Who would have ever thought that examining the chemistry of this skin would...

Peanut Allergies

20 Mar 2017

Peanut allergies in the western world are increasing. There is no doubt about that. But there is plenty of doubt about why this is happening. Is it because children are more likely to be exposed to...

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