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70 Percent of the World’s Macadamia Nuts Came From One Tree in Australia

LAST WEEK, A SHOCKING DISCOVERY rattled the relatively stagnant field of commercial macadamia nut research. The vast majority of the world’s commercial macadamia crops originated from a single 19th-century tree in the tiny town of Gympie in Queensland, Australia, according to a new study in Frontiers in Plant Science. It’s basically the Genghis Khan of …

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Almonds are not nuts

An almond is the seed of an almond tree. The tree bears fruits with a stone-like seed in the middle (the almond). These fruits are called Drupes. Walnut and coconut trees are drupes. Some flowering plants that produce drupes are coffee, jujube, mango, olive, most palms (including date, coconut and oil palms), pistachio, white sapote, and all members of the genus Prunus, including the almond ,apricot, cherry, damson, nectarine, peach, and plum.