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OOH-LA- LA, THOSE FRENCH PEOPLE!

Nuts in marketplace in Spain

Lots of nuts in Granada marketplace

This NuttyNotes gem is by Eliza, super nut, author and researcher.

The French language has no equivalent word for the generic English word “nuts”. Sure, there’s “noix” but that doesn’t quite cover it. (See http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2155538.)

Can you believe it? Those French have named every single nut under the sun individually but have no general word.

Walnut: Culin noix
Hazel nut: Noisette
Almond: Amande
Peanut: Cacahuète.

This raises a bigger issue. We at Little Nutthings want to be your complete source for all things nuts. But we know our language limits. Do you know the proper food term for “nuts” in another language? Please share. And always, please

Live Well … and Out of the Shell™ (coquille de noix?)

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Little NutThings is nuts for …

Little Nutthings Thanksgiving

Thanks for Nutthing

LITTLE NUTTHINGS® IS NUTS FOR …DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.

Everyday, we give thanks for nutthing. We’re grateful for our good fortune and believe in shelling out for a good cause. So a portion of every LN store sale is donated to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières to support its efforts to treat and prevent childhood malnutrition. MSF distributes ready-to-use foods like Plumpy’nut™–one of the best uses of peanuts ever!

Plumpy’nut is a peanut-based paste in a plastic wrapper for treatment of severe acute malnutrition manufactured by a French company, Nutriset. Removing the need for  hospitalization, the 92 gram packets of this paste can be administered at home and allow larger numbers to be treated. … The ingredients in Plumpy’nut include peanut-based paste, with sugar, vegetable fat and skimmed milk powder, enriched with vitamins and minerals.  Plumpy’nut is said to be “surprisingly tasty”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumpy%27nut

A bit more about our heroes at MSF, from its website (www.doctorswithoutborders.com):

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.
Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe …  MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Help out a good cause today by buying T shirts for your friends and family at www.littlennutthings.com.  Then maybe suggest another charity we should support when we launch our next new product.

Meanwhile, Live Well … and Out of the Shell™.