For some it is the pinnacle of all snacking pleasure, for others an acoustic nightmare. If you have rather sensitive auditory canals and have ever been within the crunching radius of a passionate seed cruncher, you know: Now it’s either munch along or get the hell out. The seeds we are talking about here are called “guazi” (瓜子 guāzǐ) in China – the Chinese collective term for all seeds that can be snacked on. Mostly this refers to sunflower seeds, but occasionally also pumpkin, pine, watermelon or other seeds.
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