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    Default Re: These were in a mixed nut bag; hazel nuts?

    The Almendras are worth spending more time to look into!

    Not surprising that your Central American squirrels like the sources that likely they were exposed to by their mothers very early in life, when they smelled them on their mother's breath.

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    Default Re: These were in a mixed nut bag; hazel nuts?

    This article contains data on the Almendra fruit, but not the seeds; nor does it note the oxalate content the fruit or the seeds.

    http://www.eattheweeds.com/tropical-almond-sea-almond/

    The outer flesh is noted to be higher in calcium than phosphorus.

    Morton reported T. cattapa kernels are 52% fat, 25.5% protein and 6% sugar. The oil is mostly palmitic acid, 55.5% and oleic acid, 23%. Per 100 grams the outer flesh 74% moisture, 5% protein and has 84 mg of calcium, 24mg of phosphorus, 7 mg iron, 21 mg of ascorbic acid.
    Nor wonder your boy just wants just this seed; just look at its fat and protein content percentages!

    I'll keep searching since this tree goes by many names from India, to the Caribbean (Florida), South.A., Central.A.

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    http://rdo.psu.ac.th/sjstweb/journal/37-5/37-5-2.pdf

    I just found this study on (Terminalia catappa) Tropical almond, from another region.

    The tables on the mineral composition of the seeds are excellent; they compare the nutrients in the TC seeds side by side with that other commonly consumed seeds.

    The Calcium to Phosphorus ratio is good, yet since the seeds are noted to contain a high amount of Phytates which bind up the calcium it contains, thereby making it non bioavailable to the body; preparing the seeds by soaking them in plain yogurt overnight, and then drying them in the oven on low heat for 15 min., is merited, as this will improve the bioavailable value of the calcium they contain from that they would be upon digestion when consumed raw.

    Since it appears that the table on the anti-nutrients didn't include data on the oxalates content, it is all the more advisable to use this means of reducing the phytates, as it will at the same time lower the oxalates in this source.

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    Default Re: These were in a mixed nut bag; hazel nuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diggie's Friend View Post
    This article contains data on the Almendra fruit, but not the seeds; nor does it note the oxalate content the fruit or the seeds.

    http://www.eattheweeds.com/tropical-almond-sea-almond/

    The outer flesh is noted to be higher in calcium than phosphorus.



    Nor wonder your boy just wants just this seed; just look at its fat and protein content percentages!

    I'll keep searching since this tree goes by many names from India, to the Caribbean (Florida), South.A., Central.A.
    That little white nut on the inside does NOT come out willingly. This type of "nut' is nothing like any other nuts people use on TSB
    even think of as a 'nut'. Opening with a nut cracker does not work well.... the 'meaty' outside has to be completely peeled off
    and 9 times out of ten, when using a nut cracker, it crushes the soft white meat of the inner nut. We use a large metal hammer
    with a butchers knife to open or take off some of the inside hard shell.... for our squs whose teeth are not good.
    JD is the only one who can tear through the meat and chew open the hard inner shell...... Mancha has all her teeth but she
    refuses to chew on the hard shell unless some of it has been chopped off. We are unsure about this........ it is in the genetic
    make up of CR squs to WANT to scritch on almendra nuts. It is a huge part of their diet here.

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    Default Re: These were in a mixed nut bag; hazel nuts?

    I hate it when that happens!! Maybe you could just powder up their favorite nut, and roll the balls in it to coat the goo, and make them more tasty??

    Diggies Friend lol!! Where can I find these fun friends ?? I want one !! No, I need two, three??!! The only buddies I can think of that could relate and enjoy these tasks are nonexistent in MS In far away lands . Here , out in the boonies, any locals would enjoy preparing the squirrel... , not their food If you live near NE MS , come on down! I need a class from you

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    Default Re: These were in a mixed nut bag; hazel nuts?

    Just messin’ with you DF, as we say here in the south

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    Default Re: These were in a mixed nut bag; hazel nuts?

    Preparing these would be a real chore. This reminds me of mangoes, having to cut the flesh off the seed, break open the outer shell to get to the edible seed. I read it doesn't taste good, perhaps squirrels that eat acorns that we can't stomach due to high tannin content would like this seed. Have you ever tried one? I read the inner kernel is made into flour, that it has high anti-oxidants.

    .http://www.eajournals.org/wp-content...eed-Kernel.pdf

    Curious, do your squirrels like the fleshy fruit (pericarp) of the Almendra? Do they peal the fruit?

    What other seeds and nuts in the wild have you seen them eat?

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    Default Re: These were in a mixed nut bag; hazel nuts?

    Info and data on the mango seed and fruit:

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile...ication_detail

    To view click on the Download, and then on the page click on the side arrows to enlarge the text.

    https://www.ijcmas.com/6-4-2017/Shil...ayalakshmi.pdf

    See: Table.2 Antimicrobial activity of Total Polyphenol (TPP) extract

    To make flour from the seed for human use obviously requires allot of preparation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mango

    The fruit, hmmm, yummy!

    https://www.costarica.com/blog/fruit...-month-mangoes

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