Is a Walnut a Fruit or Vegetable?

A walnut is actually a drupe, which is a fruit that contains an outer husk. Other drupes, include peaches, nectarines and blackberries. Also known as "false nuts," walnuts share this classification with kukui nuts, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts.

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