- Identify and describe nuts and seeds used in the food service industry
- Describe the production of nuts, seeds, and nut and seed products
- Describe the function of nuts, seeds, and nut and seed products in baking
The term nut in the culinary sense, refers to a wide range of products. Generally, nuts are dry, edible fruits or seeds that have a high fat content. Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of protein, some being equal to meat, fish, and poultry. They are used in baking and cooking, eaten raw, roasted, or pressed for oil.