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What is nutmeat

Updated on October 18, 2010
Suggested Can  style  For Making nutmeat
Suggested Can style For Making nutmeat

Many individuals are getting very health conscious today and are shying away from eating flesh (meat)

Many go to the health store and buy all different types of meat substitute. Does one really know what y s/he is eating? How nutritious are these products? Are they precursor to cancer forming cells?

Many individuals do purchase a lot of soy bean and it’s by product, not so long ago it was the Tahoe

As the best protein substitute to a vegetarian; now one wonders since many studies show that it may be linked to breast and uterine cancer.

May be nut meat could be the answer. I was browsing a book written in 1947 and found numerous recipes made from nut meat. I also saw a recipe for making nut meat however I still wanted to see

What is regarded as nut meat in today’s world?

I realized that only few individuals truly knew what nutmeat is. I found some entries on and many of the individuals commenting acted as if one was wacko when one spoke of making nut meat , because as far as they knew nut meat was what all nuts had , They were speaking of the kernel in the nut when opened.

Nutmeat is a protein based food made to substitute meat .The 1947 book used gluten which can be still found in health food stores today. Many are dried variation. This is combined with peanut butter and soy sauce may be added. I also found a new variation on the internet where pinto beans are used in place of gluten. However the writer says other beans may be used but not red kidney beans. Here is a nut meat recipe made from gluten .

Take a look and the one made from Pinto beans


1. lb pinto beans (canned) /( pink beans, lady beans)

2. medium onions

1. Lb chunky peanut butter

1/3 cup red sage


a. Put onions in a food processor and blend until smooth.

b. Add a little of the juice from bean to make very smooth.

c. Add beans and blend until smooth

d. Add all the peanut butter and slightly blend

e. Add sage a mix.

f. Pour into a greased tin and bake for 2 hours.

Watch the video below

So here you are nut meat is not really referring to the kernel of nuts such as peanut . or cashew nut.

I want you to see also that I did not say nutmeat is best to supply all the required protein. In the book I found nut meat was added with other food to make delicious recipes that could stand as meat replacement. I noticed that eggs were added to many of the recipe s.

Gluten is considered to be a protein like gelatin with very little protein value by itself as is found in white flour .This is why its use must be in combination with eggs or peas and beans.




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      Subhas 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A great way to help vegetarians achieving their protein intake and also those who wants to avoid meat and eat veg. Nice hub.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Interesting! Sounds a little like hummus, but after its cooked I suppose the texture is like a meatloaf?

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I always thought nutmeat was the nut inside the shell. How interesting.

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      DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Thanks for a very informative article. I admit I've heard of mutmeat, but I too thought it was just the nut inside the shell. I'd like to suggest another alternative for you to do a hub on. Quinoa (pronouced keen-wah) is a grain from South America, the only grain I've found that provides a complete protein supplement to meat. Love to see you do a hub on that.