Pecan

 Pecan Key facts Commercial growing of pecans only began in the US in the 1880s, but today they produce up to 90% of the world's pecan nuts. In New Orleans, the nuts are made into praline, and they're also used in furniture making and wooden flooring.

The glossy dark pink shell, which looks as if it has been manicured, and toffee flavoured kernel suggests exactly what this is: a glamorous relation of the gnarled and grumpy old walnut.

No bitter aftertaste here – the pecan is a true cutie-pie. Pecan trees originally grew wild and extensively in America, though they are now farmed, mostly in Georgia and Texas.

 
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