candlenut

Definition

Food

  • The macadamia-shaped nut of a tree, Aleurites moluccana, grown in Southeast Asia. When ground, used as a thickening agent in Malaysian cooking. It must be cooked before consumption to detoxify it. The kernel is removed by charring the outer shell so that it can be cracked.
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