Was shopping at the store and noticed a can of cashew nuts that had "May contain peanuts inside" !!! Duh, that's like a bottle of juice stating that it may contain water.
some people have anaphylactic shock with even the slightest exposure to peanut oil. A single peanut for someone with a bad peanut allergy can kill if they don't have their emergency medication on them.
Cashew nuts are not peanuts, you can be allergic to peanuts and not allergic to cashew nuts you know.
Yes they are legumes as well, they're called ground nuts because they grow very close to the surface and get forced undeground to ripen if they're not messed with.
I'm just reading this thread again from the top. We're a bunch of freegin nuts =)
Torben, a 'nut' is a generic term. The first description I find in the dictionary is "a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell."
So lets see who can pick the best nits =)