What is this seed? (Engil)

ARGMAN17ARGMAN17 Posts: 4

Good Day Friends..

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I am wondering what is the official name of this seed?

In Bahrain we call it "engil" [G like in garden], but that is merely a colloquial name, I need the scientific name or the English known name! Thanks!

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  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,831

    They look suspiciously like unshelled Almonds to me.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,759

    Could be the Sweet Almond  or the Bitter Almond ...  

    More information here

    https://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/almon026.html 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • ARGMAN17ARGMAN17 Posts: 4

    Hi

    It is not almond for sure, the almond seeds come with little holes and you can open it easily with your mouth (or even hand).

    This one is way smaller (maybe 20%) and way harder (you have to use a tool to open it).

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  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,831

    Well I do not know about almonds in Bahrain, but the ones here in Britain need very good nut crackers and strong hands. Never seen easy to open ones.

    Those kernels look even more like what we know as Almonds than the unopened ones.

  • ARGMAN17ARGMAN17 Posts: 4
    Berghill says:

    Well I do not know about almonds in Bahrain, but the ones here in Britain need very good nut crackers and strong hands. Never seen easy to open ones.

    Those kernels look even more like what we know as Almonds than the unopened ones.

    See original post

     A quick search in google which would show the results of the typical type of almonds would show the almond that I know and eat here (we eat almond products that are made in Europe and USA and it has pretty much the same taste).

    I believe you mean this one.

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    But you see as I mentioned before, it has little holes, it is bigger than my seed and it is white from inside (my seed is yellow-ish from inside) with a totally different taste.

    I am still amazed that I didn't find any reference to it in the World Wide Web.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,759

    There must be some horticultural organisation in Bahrain who could identify this nut for you. 

    Failing that perhaps you could seek help from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew https://www.kew.org/science , as I'm afraid it appears that we, a group of gardeners in the UK, are unable to come up with an answer for you.

    Good luck ... if you do find out it's correct scientific name perhaps you'd be kind enough to come back and tell us what it is.

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • ARGMAN17ARGMAN17 Posts: 4
    Dovefromabove says:

    There must be some horticultural organisation in Bahrain who could identify this nut for you. 

    Failing that perhaps you could seek help from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew https://www.kew.org/science , as I'm afraid it appears that we, a group of gardeners in the UK, are unable to come up with an answer for you.

    Good luck ... if you do find out it's correct scientific name perhaps you'd be kind enough to come back and tell us what it is.

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    See original post

     

    They didn't recognize it!!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,759

    Well, if they don't know there's no way I will ............. is there no organisation in Bahrain who you could ask?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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