Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Immature walnuts

Immature walnuts

Walnut fruit consist of an outer green husk and an internal nut. The nut has a shell and an inner edible fleshy portion. Workers usually wear gloves when harvesting walnuts, because the husks contain a strong dye that stains skin dark brown.

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Nuts and olives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008