Anyone else ever thought of this? I was as I was munching on some mixed nuts at my brother's graduation bbq this last weekend. We don't eat wheat or oats or any other grain or cereal, because of the anti-nutrients. I get that. The plant doesn't want it eaten because if you eat a wheat berry, it's dead. It cant reproduce. Why then, are nuts and seeds okay? If I eat an almond, it can never grow into a tree. If I eat sunflower seeds, it will never grow either. Those aren't designed to be eaten...or at least, they don't want to be eaten. Unlike a fruit or berry which propagates itself by having its fruit eaten and seeds passing through the eater or having the core left on the ground. Don't nuts and seeds have defense mechanisms that, while maybe not harmful, make eating them useless like grains?
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Why are nuts and seeds okay?