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Quiz about Warning May Contain Nuts
Quiz about Warning May Contain Nuts

Warning: May Contain Nuts Trivia Quiz


Nuts are among the most healthy foods you can snack on - most of them anyway. They are also extremely versatile for use as ingredients in other foods. Identify these 10.

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Author
darksplash
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
401,749
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. In the USA, about seven pounds of the nut pictured are eaten per person each year. What is it? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In the picture are some of the most healthy nuts that can be eaten, or used to stick icing to a cake. What are they? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. They can be eaten raw or coated in chocolate: what is the name of the pictured fruit? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The nuts in this picture share a name with a country in South America. What are they? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. I wonder if you can whip up the answer to this question. Which nut is shown in the image? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The nut pictured is popular throughout Europe and North America. You should not, though, eat them raw from the tree.


Question 7 of 10
7. Caution: do not try this at home - never try to crack the pictured nut with your teeth. What is it has the hardest shell of any nut? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The pictured nuts taste great and are particularly healthy if you prise open the spiky case and eat them straight from the tree.


Question 9 of 10
9. "From small things mamma, big things one day come," sang Bruce Springsteen. He adapted the lyric from a well known aphorism. The picture should tell you which natural nut it referred to.

Answer: (One Word - Five letters)
Question 10 of 10
10. With a bit of luck you will not have to take out a mortgage to buy and consume the nuts pictured. Still, they are expensive. What are they? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the USA, about seven pounds of the nut pictured are eaten per person each year. What is it?

Answer: Peanut

Peanuts are the most consumed nuts in America. That, of course, covers not just the natural peanuts, but processed items such as peanut butter.

It has been estimated you could carpet the floor of the Grand Canyon with the peanuts that go into the American food market each year.

Figures for 2018 show that 42 million metric tonnes of peanuts were eaten worldwide. To put that into perspective, that is 42 times more than the next favourite - almonds.

Despite that popularity, peanuts remain one of the foods most commonly associated with allergies.
2. In the picture are some of the most healthy nuts that can be eaten, or used to stick icing to a cake. What are they?

Answer: Almond

Almond trees are native to Iran and nearby countries, although the USA was by the 21st Century the largest producer worldwide of almonds.

A number of health-giving qualities are associated with almonds As well as being eaten raw or roasted, almonds can be used to make milk, oil, butter, flour or a paste known as marzipan.

Almonds contain lots of fibre, proteins, fat, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E, manganese and magnesium. They are also a source of antioxidants.
3. They can be eaten raw or coated in chocolate: what is the name of the pictured fruit?

Answer: Hazelnut

Hazelnuts can be eaten raw, but once you have cracked open the shell it is best to remove the skin.

Hazelnuts are widely grown in Europe and North America. They are often added to muesli and other cereals.

Hazelnuts have many health benefits. These include beneficial effects on the skin and bones, heart and digestive health.
4. The nuts in this picture share a name with a country in South America. What are they?

Answer: Brazil nuts

As the name suggests, the nut originated in South America. In 2017, the world's largest producer was the Ivory Coast.

The tree from which they come can live for at least 500 years, and some up to 1,000 years.

Although they are generally good for you, it is not advised to eat more than about four a day if you are taking selenium supplements. A single Brazil nut delivers twice the daily recommended requirement. Eating too many by anybody can have unfortunate, even fatal, consequences.
5. I wonder if you can whip up the answer to this question. Which nut is shown in the image?

Answer: Walnut

Quiz players in the UK and Ireland may have recognised the clue in the question: whip. This is a reference to a confection made by the Nestle company which comprised a chocolate shell enclosing a nougat centre and topped with half a walnut. Sadly for nut nuts (sorry) the walnut was taken off from 2017 onwards.

The Romans considered walnuts "the food of the gods". An historical dig in Israel found evidence that nuts had been a foodstuff some 780,000 years ago. The walnut originated in Persia.

Walnuts contain lots of calories and some experts recommend eating only one or two a day.
6. The nut pictured is popular throughout Europe and North America. You should not, though, eat them raw from the tree.

Answer: True

The shells of cashew nuts are toxic and so are the nuts themselves if eaten raw. They contain the same toxic substance as poison ivy. The cashew nuts you buy have been slightly steamed first.

Questions have also been raised about the ethics of cashew production. It has been claimed the processes in some factories expose workers to the toxins.

Like most nuts, they have health benefits, though more than 30 grammes day may be too many. Those benefits may be affected by the habit of coating them with salt.
7. Caution: do not try this at home - never try to crack the pictured nut with your teeth. What is it has the hardest shell of any nut?

Answer: Macadamia

Macadamia nuts are high in healthy fat and can help you lose weight. They are also thought to lower the risk of heart disease and are suitable for people with diabetes.

The nuts are native to Australia. By the start of the 21st Century, South Africa was the world's largest producer, but there were also significant productions in North and South America.

As to that hard shell, Pete Seeger knew the best way to get to the nut - "If I Had A Hammer..."
8. The pictured nuts taste great and are particularly healthy if you prise open the spiky case and eat them straight from the tree.

Answer: False

Well you could try to eat a raw chestnut, if you wanted to risk gastrointestinal pain and other issues.

You need to check the variety: some are toxic. The two basic types are horse chestnut - do not eat - and sweet chestnuts.

If you want to tell them apart, both produce a brown nut, but edible chestnuts have a tassel or point. The toxic horse chestnut is rounded and smooth with no point or tassel.

The most common method of preparing edible chestnuts to eat is roasting.

Properly prepared, edible chestnuts have many health benefits.
9. "From small things mamma, big things one day come," sang Bruce Springsteen. He adapted the lyric from a well known aphorism. The picture should tell you which natural nut it referred to.

Answer: Acorn

The original phrase was "mighty oaks from little acorns grow".

On maturity, oak trees can reach up to 45 metres and spread almost as wide. They do not start to produce acorns until they are about 50 years old. They can live for 1,000 years or more.

Raw acorns are toxic to humans, but they can be eaten if the tannin is removed.

Acorns are high in potassium, iron, vitamins A and E, and several important minerals.

If you do want to eat them, there are instructions online to tell you how to prepare them, safely. Once safely prepared, they can be roasted.

However, like peanuts, they can produce an allergic reaction.
10. With a bit of luck you will not have to take out a mortgage to buy and consume the nuts pictured. Still, they are expensive. What are they?

Answer: Pistachio

The pistachio crop is a biennial one, every second year. They can be eaten as a nut or as part of a confection. They are a source of protein and of "good fats" that can lower cholesterol.

Turkey tops the list of countries that eat the most pistachios, followed by the USA.
Source: Author darksplash

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