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Walnut (Juglans Regia)
A nut coming from a tree probably originating in South Eastern Europe. Fresh on the tree, they are depicted on the left-hand photograph, we are more used to seeing them harvested - as above right.
Walnuts and their oil have been used since the earliest times, and the Romans extended their cultivation throughout Europe. They can also be pickled or made into ketchup
An excellent liqueur is made in France from walnut shucks, while the timber from the walnut tree is excellent for making furniture. See 'Walnuts, Medicinal uses'; 'Walnut Oil'
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