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The Pantry Quiz #56


One of These Things

One of the four pantry ingredients pictured above is not like the others. (And, no, the answer isn't that I purchased three of the four at Trader Joe's!) Which is the odd ingredient out, and why?


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: You can tell cinnamon and cassia apart in all of the ways listed, but the most sure way is to look at the curl of the quill. Cinnamon rolls into a single quill (like a telescope), while cassia curls from both sides toward the center, like a scroll.]

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The peanuts they are a legume not a true "nut"

I just heard yesterday that cashews are not nuts. Shame on me, I wasn't really paying attention. I don't know what their outer covering is like. Otherwise my guess would be pinenut? Only because they are in cluster off a pinecone?

Here's my second shot at it. I was just telling my sixteen year old about your post. I remembered some of my friends have tree nut allergies and other have ground nut (peanut) allergies. An some are allergic to all of them. Lucky us, we don't have those allergies...

Pine nut was the first thing that came to mind, as I think it is actually a seed. Isn't a peanut a legume, though?

A peanut is a legume or a bean. The others grow on trees.

I am guessing peanuts, although you have stumped me again!

I agree that peanut is a legume, not a nute. :)

Peanut is a legume, the others are seeds.

The peanut is. It's a legume.

Okay, I thought it was the pine nuts but everyone else seems to think it is peanuts. Stumped.

I would say walnut because it is the only true nut in the group. Or, with Denise, peanuts grow underground, the other 3 grow on trees.
I wonder why peanut allergies are fairly common, but among other legumes (which grow above ground), only soy is a common allergen.

I think I'll agree with susan g & go with walnuts. And they're pretty much always in my pantry.

Peanuts are legumes, the rest are seeds. I have all of them on hand.

Peanuts are actually a legume. They grow underground.

I have all of them in my refrigerator. I'm guessing the pine nut, walnut and cashew are all tree nuts and the peanut grows under the ground.

peanuts grow in the ground

Cashews. It is a fruit.

I think it is the peanut as well, since, yes, it is a legume, growing from ground plants. Walnuts, pine nuts, and cashews are all edible seeds from trees. I use all four products. You can always find the seeds (nuts) in my freezer.

Peanuts are legumes and grow in the ground. I think the answer is peanuts.

Lots of different answers here! I'm going to say pine nuts - I think they are a seed.

the odd one is peanut- it is a legume and grows under ground. the rest are tree nuts.

Peanuts are a legume, not a nut.

I am stumped!

I agree with Susan and Donna, Walnuts are the only true nut.

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