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Name Variations

  • candle nut
  • kemiri
  • country walnut
  • buah keras
  • kukui nut

About Candlenut

Wikipedia Article About Candlenut on Wikipedia

Candlenuts, similar in shape to hazelnuts, are small, white, waxy nuts-called buah keras in Malaysia and Indonesia-used primarily as a thickening agent for spice pastes. Blanched almonds or unsalted macadamia or Brazil nuts may be substituted.

A round, cream-colored nut with an oily consistency used to add texture and a faint flavor to many dishes. Substitute macadamia nuts or raw cashews.

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