What are your favourite nuts? Do you yearn for peanuts in the shell? Or the oily macadamia nut? Do they need to be salted? Or chocolate covered? Or those funny Japanese peanuts covered in that sweet cracker shell?
My top three are cashews, pistachios, and pecans. Unless they are part of a meal or pudding, I like nuts best raw. Saying that, I don't snack a lot on nuts a whole lot. When it gets t Christmas, however, I am very fond of roast chestnuts.
Chestnuts are the best for me. They never fail to awaken my memories of a special holiday in Paris where I sat with my family eating chestnuts and watching people go by in the Louvre square. this is when my fascination with chestnuts began. I do remember like it was today that the air was filled with the aroma of chestnuts roasting. I tend to purchase chestnuts when ever they are available and roast them myself.
Chestnut is special because it contains no cholesterol, no fat and they are also gluten free. Adding to the goodness is the fact that they have a low GI. read http://www.chestnutsaustralia.com.au/ and fall in love with chestnuts.
Macadamias, pistachios, cashews and hazelnuts. I snack a lot on mixed nuts and find these are my favourite. I also can't pass up honey roasted macadamias or chocolate covered macadamias. Add a generous scoop of ice-cream and you've got yourself a little bit of heaven. Yummo!
My top favourites are cashew (preferably roasted and unsalted), almonds (also roasted and unsalted) and macadamias. I also like pine nuts, but they are a bit hard to crack and also time-consuming and nails get dirty.
I only eat raw nuts as I find salted nuts make me too thirsty and I don't enjoy the taste of salt on anything. Brazil nuts are at the top of the list, along with almonds, macadamia's and pistachios. My sister in law introduced me to pistachios a couple of years ago and they're one of my faves, even if they are salted. Honey roasted anything is nice too. Num, num, num! Mandy E.
I use to love a wide variety but ate a can of mixed nuts when I was sick which turned me off of them. So now its peanuts ( in any form) almonds, cashews and pistachio for snacking. Any other I'll have as an ingredient in a dish.
My all time favourite is the macadamia. I also love almonds, walnuts and crunchy peanut paste. I like waldorf salad with walnuts in it. Nuts are great. I prefer them unsalted but chocolate coated is nice as a special treat.
I love cashews best, pistachios then walnuts. I know walnuts have acid in them, & one should clean ones teeth after eating them. Also peanuts are not actually a nut, because they’re grown underground, & all the other nuts grew on trees.