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What nut is nueces referring to? any particular type of nut?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 6 years ago

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drbabs

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added over 6 years ago

I've been looking for you, and I've seen it as a general term for nut, but mostly referring to walnuts or pecans in recipes. Hope this helps!

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added over 6 years ago

It usually refers to walnuts

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added over 6 years ago

Here in Texas it means pecans. Spanish settlers named the Nueces River for the plentiful pecan trees growing along its banks. The river starts in the high reaches of the Texas Hill Country and flows down to Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, on the Gulf of Mexico.

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boulangere

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added over 6 years ago

So indigenous to whatever region in which one finds oneself?

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