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1. Macadamia nuts are the pride of Hawaii, however their origin is actually in Australia. However, it was found that the trees thrived in Hawaii as well. What or who is the Macadamia nut named after?
2. This 'nut' is actually a legume. Once it self pollinates, the stalk turns downwards and buries the nut into the ground. These nuts are usually served roasted, however, they can also be boiled - a rather slimy delicacy enjoyed in the southeast USA. Which nut am I talking about?
3. The caju tree brings us a nut in a rather unusual form. This nut is actually a drupe which, in this case, is attached to the end of a pseudo (false) fruit. These nuts are harvested in the warm tropical parts of the world and find their way into Asian cuisine. They are also decadent when covered in chocolate. Which nut might I be describing?
4. Amaretto liquor's signature flavor is due to this Middle Eastern nut. Which nut is it?
5. The name of this specimen originates from the Algonquin word for 'nut requiring a stone to crack'. It is cultivated in the southeast USA and is a favorite when made into a pie for Thanksgiving dessert each fall. Which nut might this be?
6. This nut is native to Iran and the surrounding countries. Commercially, they are often dyed green or red more due to expectation by consumers than by real need. They are also used in ice cream, pudding and baklava. Which nut am I describing?
7. We have a tragic tale of a tree which once was abundant across the eastern half of America but was virtually wiped out at the beginning of the 20th century by disease. Which nut has been sung about in a Christmas carol "roasting on an open fire"?
8. Talk about symbiotic relationship! This tree is dependent on two bees, an orchid, and a rodent to reproduce. The orchid is required to attract the male bee, which attracts the female bee, which pollinates the complex flower of the tree so it will become the fruit. This fruit, which resembles a coconut, then requires an animal, usually a rodent, to break it open and not eat all of the triangular shaped seeds (nuts), but rather bury them in a place which has access to sunlight. Oh, did I mention the tree grows in the Amazon rain forest? Which nut is the product of this tree?
9. This 'nut' doesn't even pass the liberal culinary standard for nuts, but rather is a deep fried kernel seed. Which is it?
10. If eaten raw, this nut can destroy red blood cells due to a toxin called aesculin. Despite the toxic nature of this nut, the state of Ohio is downright crazy over it. They have even nicknamed their state and their university mascot after this poisonous nut. Which nut is it?
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