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What is the difference between a peanut and a cashew?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer almost 6 years ago
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inpatskitchen

Pat is a trusted home cook.

added almost 6 years ago

Peanuts are a legume as opposed to a tree nut because they grow underground. Cashews are a nut but are lower in fat than a peanut. Peanuts are higher in protein, however.

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Merrill Stubbs

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added almost 6 years ago

A peanut is actually not a nut, but a legume (or a bean). A cashew is a tree nut typically grown in tropical climates. They're both buttery-tasting and a bit sweet and make excellent butter when ground. Cashews are a good substitute for people with peanut (but not general nut) allergies.

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