In terms of the origin of these two famous nuts, the pecan nut is from the pecan tree, which is native to Texasand southern parts of the USA. On the other hand, walnuts are from walnut trees, which originated in Europe and Asia.
The name of the native “Pecan” is gotten from the Algonquian language, which refers to nuts that are required to be cracked open using a stone. Newer improved papershell varieties have a much thinner shell than original native pecans As for the walnut, it is a Juglans genus and also considered to be a drupe. Also, the walnut has two species, which are the black walnut and English walnut.
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