What is the difference between a seed and a nut? Some say that seeds grow on the outside of a fruit while nuts grow on the inside. Or, is it the other way around?
It’s a bit confusing!
Here at Easy Light Sources, nuts and seeds fall into the same category of being a nice plant-based source of protein.
Having one or two types of nuts and seeds available is a pantry staple for most vegans. They can be used creatively in a lot of ways or just eaten raw. Or roasted. Or whipped up into a nut butter (assuming you are the owner of a boss food processor).
We can talk about a few of them but usually they are interchangeable in recipes. There is a high risk of redundant information.
Commonly made into nut-milks: Almonds, cashews, walnuts, brazil nuts.
Commonly made into pie crusts: Almonds, walnuts, pecans
Commonly made into [raw] pie filling: Cashews, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts
Commonly made into something savory: Cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts
They are heavy in desserts and its easy to consume a lot of nuts when it is disguised as a slice of pie. Be conservative with the portions 🙂
Soak nuts before you use them to eliminate some phytic acid.