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Candle Nut
Called candle nut because of their high oil content, the oil was once extracted for making lamp oil. Similar in size to macadamia nuts, the flavour of candle nut is blander and waxier. Caution: candle nuts are toxic when eaten raw, but are safe when cooked.
Category: Spice
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To Buy:
Buy candle nuts whole from Asian stores or specialty spice shops.
To Store:
Store in an airtight container away from heat, humidity and light. Watch for web and infestation after lengthy storage.
Tips & Tricks:
Grate or grind candle nuts and add to Asian curries to give thickness and body. The slivers have a pleasant nutty flavour when roasted.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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