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1) This water soluble vitamin is related to a tobacco alkaloid, and is used to treat pellagra. Good sources are meat, poultry, fish, peanuts, and whole grain cereals.
2) This Lebanese specialty is composed of bulgur, parsley, mint, tomatoes, onions, olive oil and lemon juice.
3) This nut is still harvested mostly from the wild, although there are a few commercial plantations in its native area (attempts to cultivate it elsewhere have been mostly unsuccessful). The trees (Bertholletia excelsa) grow to a typical 150 feet high, and the 'fruit' that contains the nuts weigh 5 pounds each! Gathering them when they fall to the ground can be dangerous, so harvesters carry shields to protect themselves. There are 8 to 30 nuts inside the hard coconut-like 'fruit', and an axe must be used to open it. The nuts have a high oil content of about 65% by weight.
1) Niacin or vitamin B-3, also known as nicotinic acid.
2) Tabbouleh, tabouli.
3) The Brazil nut, native to the Amazon.
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