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Apr 21, 2010 09:28 AM

Candlenuts (kukui) where to buy?

I need to buy raw Candlenuts for a project at school, anybody knows where I could find them?

Candlenuts are also known as Kukui nuts (hawaii), Kemiri (Indonesia) or Indian Nut.


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    1. I do not know where you are located but this Dutch store carries many Indonesian items and definitely Candle nuts

      1. Latest word: I found them at the Richmond Ranch 99 Indonesian foods section 7oz cello pack shelled for $1.69. I suspect all 99's will have them.
        Looks similar to this.

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        1. re: wolfe


          I will take a look. I am in need of raw candlenuts, not de-shelled ones. That might be tricker!

          let me know if you have any more tips!

        2. You might call Battambang Market in SF.

          Battambang Market
          339 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA

          1. New May Wah, Clement St about 8thAv, SF

            New May Wah
            719 Clement St, San Francisco, CA