Can you name a list of nuts? Most people can’t. In fact, most people would include a list of items that are not nuts. Isn’t that nuts. For the record pecans, sweet chestnuts, beech, acorns, hazel, hornbeam and alders are all nuts. Peanuts on the other hand is a legume and is in the same family as soy beans, black beans, lima beans, and well…beans. Yes, my dear peanuts are more of a bean than a nut. Which makes sense because beans come in a pod as do peanuts. Pistachios, cashews, pine nuts, and horse chestnuts are actually seeds, and not nuts. You’re shocked, aren’t you? Well, don’t go nuts over legumes, seeds, and nuts. Instead chill out and have a nutty snack (unless of course you’re allergic then leave those nuts (legumes, seeds)) alone.