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The Particulars about Peanuts

The Particulars about Peanuts

It is a legume that goes by many names...the ground nut, earth nut, ground pea, goober, monkey nut but is most commonly known as...the peanut!  History and Origin All Ferris peanuts are US-grown, though the species isn't native to the continental US. Originally, they hail from South America and made their journey to the states by taking the “scenic route.” Like many plants during the colonialism era, Spanish explorers brought the legume across the ocean and introduced the crop to Europe and Africa. Eventually peanuts made their way from Africa to North America during the Atlantic slave trade. Peanuts began...

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What’s Up with Walnuts?

What’s Up with Walnuts?

National Walnut Day was created in 1949 by the Walnut Marketing Board to encourage Americans to eat more walnuts. Walnuts are a very versatile nut and can be used in baking, cooking and plant-based milks!  History The walnut tree has a rich history with people. Walnuts have been cultivated and consumed by humans for thousands of years, dating back to 7,000 BCE, and have been recognized for their health benefits since then. Today, three quarters of the global supply are produced in California. Though we call them “English” walnuts, in actuality they are native to Persia. Walnuts were traded along the silk...

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All About Cashews

All About Cashews

A Cashew Story History The cashew tree, native to the tropics of Brazil, is classified as a tropical evergreen tree. As a member of the Anacardiaceae family, the cashew’s closest relatives include the mango, poison ivy and sumac. The word cashew is derived from the Tupi word “acajou” which means “nut that produces itself”. This is most likely in reference to the fact that the cashew shaped fruit dangles below the fleshy, squash-shaped stem of the fruit (called the cashew apple). We think it looks like something Dr. Seuss would have illustrated! In the late 1500s, Portuguese colonists brought the cashew tree from...

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How to Make Your Own Nut Milk

How to Make Your Own Nut Milk

We are the perfect collision of two worlds, being a coffee & nut company, so why wouldn’t we experiment with nut milks? In recent years, nut milk has become an attractive beverage, even to those who are not dairy intolerant. There are many reasons why someone would want to drink it. On top of it being healthy, vegan, and environmentally sustainable, it can also be consumed for flavor profile and body. We concoct all the coffee shop's specialty drinks through research and development. We have been experimenting with non-dairy milks for some time now and noticed that many milk alternatives in the...

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