dry fruits 
Often called nuts, these fruits usually have a hard dry covering called the shell that encloses an edible kernel.
A popular candy ingredient, it is often sold coated in chocolate or honey; it is also a popular ingredient in mixed vegetables, curries, salads and desserts.
Used in drink preparations such as Coca-ColaTM; it contains stimulants that are slightly less potent than those in coffee.
Extensively used in Japanese cooking but little known in the West, this nut is either eaten as is or is used in Asian dishes.
This fruit of the cashew tree is always sold shelled; its shell is covered by a juicy fleshy edible layer known as the cashew apple.
Edible seed inside the cone of certain species of pine that is often used in cooking and baking.
Native to North America, it is used to make certain savory dishes and numerous desserts, such as the traditional pecan pie.
Its greenish kernel is covered with a brown skin; it is extensively used in Mediterranean and Asian cooking, as well as in pastry and candy making.