Almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios and walnuts are the prime nuts and highly consumed by all. First of all let's know what is a nut in culinary and botanical use ?
According to the Wikipedia A nut is a fruit consisting of a hard or tough nutshell protecting a kernel which is usually edible. In general usage and in a culinary sense, a wide variety of dry seeds are called nuts, but in a botanical context "nut" implies that the shell does not open to release the seed.
Dry seeds are edible by humans and used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food, ground to make nut butters, or pressed for oil that is used in cooking and cosmetics
The best way to dry seeds is to spread them out so the air can get at each one, and let them naturally dry in the open. Plates, wide bowls, pie plates, baking sheets, or serving trays are all good, as long as the seeds are spread thinly so they dry quickly.
Here is a simple recipe of Waldorf salad made with walnuts :
1. Take celery, banana, apples, walnuts and mayonnaise.
2. Mix all the ingredients together.
3. Season with salt and pepper
4. serve extra mayonnaise separately.
Munch on the plain nuts or include in the salad, which ever way you enjoy but make sure not to miss walnuts.