Ginkgo Nut

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A sweet, buff-colored, olive sized nut that is obtained from the center of the inedible fruit of the maidenhair tree, which is native to China. The hard shell of the nut is removed and the nutmeat inside is soaked in hot water to loosen the skin, which is discarded. Ginkgo nuts, which are available in Asian markets, are sold dried or canned in brine. The brine must be rinsed from the nuts before they can be used. Ginkgo nuts turn bright green when they are cooked and have a resinous flavor. They are very popular in Asian cooking, especially in Japanese recipes.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup (78 kernels)
Calories111
Protein2g
Total Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates22g
Dietary Fiber9g
Potassium180mg
Sodium307mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 oz
Calories348
Protein10g
Total Fat2g
Total Carbohydrates72g
Potassium998mg
Sodium13mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 oz
Calories182
Protein4g
Total Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates37g
Potassium510mg
Sodium7mg
Cholesterol0mg

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