Name that Nut, Seed, or Bean

Can you name the nuts, seeds, and beans pictured below?
According to culinary, not botanical definitions
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Last updated: March 22, 2018
First submittedMarch 21, 2018
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Level 72
Mar 21, 2018
Please accept edamame for soybean. The photo you use is even the one used in the Wikipedia article for edamame. :-)
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Level ∞
Mar 22, 2018
Okay
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Level 72
Mar 22, 2018
Plus, edamame is delicious. And now I'm hungry.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2018
When I was in Japan many years ago, while still young and foolish, I took a train from one small town in Honshu to another. At each stop vendors sold bento boxes, so I bought one. But no one told me you were supposed to take the soybean out of its husk before eating it. . . .
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Level 82
Mar 22, 2018
Well it asks for a bean. Edamame is a dish, not a bean. A bit like asking for a country and accepting the city. Also, the quiz would benefit from the yellow box. Just typing in any nuts you know you get halfway easily.
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Level 79
Jul 11, 2018
You are correct, but my family raised soybeans for decades and as soon as I saw the photo I typed edamame because the pods were green rather than dried. My father would not be happy with me.
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Level 59
Jul 14, 2018
A little research showed me that edamame is indeed a dish made with young soybean seeds. Unfortunately, I am afraid that the definition of that word is changing. Until now I never knew it was a type of dish, I thought it was what the young bean pod was called. Indeed, upon googling the word, I found many sources that seem to identify that word as meaning just that. I am not always happy about word meaning changing through (mis)usage, but have no control over what millions of people insist upon doing, however wrongly.
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Level 75
Oct 5, 2018
I've purchased edamame raw on the stalk from grocery stores in Tokyo plenty of times, and the signs say edamame.
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2018
Shame to leave out macadamia nut
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Level 69
Mar 22, 2018
Great! Now I want some peanuts... and almonds... and cashews... and...
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Level 77
Mar 22, 2018
Never realized how much a chestnut looks like a buckeye.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2018
In the UK we have a tree, closely related to the buckeye, that we call "horse chestnut", because of the resemblance of the seeds to edible chestnuts. The seeds (or nuts) are called conkers and are used to play a game, also called conkers, where you try to smash your opponent's conker with yours.
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Level 39
Jul 28, 2018
...except that horse chestnuts are single entities and sweet chestnuts aren't...
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
Here it is kastanje and paardenkastanje paarden means horses. But it isnt until now and looking up the english names and differences etc. That I realize that the leaf I allways that was chestnut, is actually horse chestnut..
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
Plus, besides the single not single, more importantly, horse chestnuts are poisonous to humans, chestnuts arent.
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Level 82
Oct 3, 2019
Nor how much the pecan picture resembles the walnut picture.
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Level 64
Mar 22, 2018
This quiz is nuts! 😉
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2018
Needs a yellow box, me thinks.
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Level 82
Jul 11, 2018
Yeah, I guessed two of the other answers while trying to guess #4
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
+1 for yellow box, if there is a quiz that needs one, it is this one.
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Level 79
Apr 1, 2018
Ugh. Tried runner bean, lima bean, and broad bean. Turns out I've never seen soybeans before.
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Level 45
Jul 11, 2018
Yeah, I thought broad bean too.
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2018
Out of curiosity, are acorns edible? They're the only one from this quiz I've never eaten in any form.
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2018
Yes, but it takes a lot work to process usually. https://honest-food.net/how-to-eat-acorns/
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Level 79
Jul 11, 2018
They can be turned into flour or roasted for a coffee substitute, but the tannins must first be leached out of them. We have several white oak trees and I tried the process once just to see what they were like. IMO they were bland and not worth the trouble of collecting, leaching, drying, shelling, and grinding - good to know for survival situations, but not for everyday table fare.
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Level 83
Jul 11, 2018
In small amounts they are fine, but they have a high concentration of tannins in them so they are bitter and potentially toxic. To be eaten in large quantities they have to be be crushed and boiled or chemically treated multiple times to remove them. In other words it's not economically viable as a human food source. At least this is something I remember from a Bear Gryllis or Dual Survivor or something like that show.
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2018
Sounds a bit like buckeyes, then, although I've never heard of anyone turning them into flour (and I now recall that I have heard of acorn flour, though I've never eaten it). Good to know!
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2018
We eat them a lot in Korea/Korean cuisine. They are used to make a jelly which is then cut into noodles or blocks and seasoned to make a side dish.

Parks in Korea often have signs telling us to not take the acorns because the squirrels need them.

In diasporic communities many children are embarrassed by their parents who stop by side of the road or highway to collect acorns.

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Level 80
Jul 11, 2018
ask a squirrel
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2018
Lovely quiz! Great mix of things, all good pictures. Had no idea that Soybean looks like that! Perhaps because it's still in its green-stalk-thingy (excuse my use of complex terminology).
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Level 80
Jul 11, 2018
Putting pumpkin seeds (or any nut still in its shell- looking at you pistachios) into a group of mixed nuts should be considered a crime against humanity.
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Level 58
Jul 12, 2018
Kept typing in "buckeye" for chestnut. My born-and-raised-in-Ohio brain just couldn't fathom that there could be any other answer. LOL
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Level 32
Jul 12, 2018
got them all!!
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Level 68
Jul 14, 2018
Thanks for accepting filberts for hazelnuts! Great nutty quiz!
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Level 20
Jul 17, 2018
cool
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Level 63
Jul 30, 2018
Wow, I have never heard the term Brazil Nut before. We call them Paranuss in Germany.
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Level 17
Nov 10, 2018
Yay first comment!

Finally level 15 it took 1.5 hours

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Level 47
Nov 2, 2019
Never eaten any of these before but i still got all of them
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Level 66
Feb 11, 2020
hmm no-one else thinks pistacchio is spelt with two 'c's?? The sound has a hard pronunciation (like a k) in Italian, they spell it that way.
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Level 35
Mar 23, 2020
Easy 100%, but somehow I managed to forget pistachios until I was nearly out of time. Spent over a minute thinking, and they're my favourites :(
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Level 49
Oct 6, 2020
mmmmm chestnuts are gooooood
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Level 80
Oct 13, 2020
Agreed! My late father used to knock on neighbors' doors to ask if he could gather the chestnuts that fell from the trees in their yards. It was rare to find them in stores back then. He would roast them, and we would enjoy them very much - at least, he and I did. The rest of the family wasn't that fond of them. (-: