As a child, the first nut I became familiar with was the Peanut. We called them ‘Monkey Nuts’ back then.
Later, Christmas celebrations introduced me to the Brazil nut. We had to have nut-crackers, and the shell of the Brazil nut was tough! These days, you can buy them already shelled.
Similarly, Walnuts became popular, and their shells were hard too. But in the days of supermarkets, you can also buy those already shelled.
Once I was old enough to travel abroad, I discovered the delicious Pistachio nut. This was also a popular ice cream flavour in Europe. Easy to shell, they became a firm favourite very quickly.
Of course, there are many other varieties of nut. The featured four are my personal favourites, and I prefer them natural, and unsalted. But I continue to enjoy them as a nutritious snack occasionally.