Unfortunately for my neat little linguistic world, I see that the confusion about “ravel” and “unravel” goes back centuries, and there are hints that the older forms meant “unweave”, “tangle” and “untangle”. OK….But… because the ‘shelled’ element of ‘unshelled’ is a participle, it is derived not directly from the noun ‘shell’, but rather from the verb “to shell”. , http://www.nuts.com/nuts/peanuts/?sort=lowprice. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” ―, chat Martha and Dorothy www.genm.mystrikingly.com, Martha Barnette: 820, Grant Barrett: 1532, Sign up to get news, links, and the latest episodes! Thus the unshelled ones were the better deal by far, easily worth the extra hassle of shelling them. Still, it seems ambiguous to me and I’ll be sticking with “thaw” in my usage. She buys shelled peanuts then sits and unshells them while watching a movie. It’s not mine, it’s the link, and it’s just one. I’ve found beautiful unshelled walnuts IGA, Bosa Foods and at Iranian supers such as Mitra Bulk Food & Deli in West Vancouver. They’re packed with protein, fiber, calcium and zinc. My daughter just told me that she thinks this is pretty neat to know! Required fields are marked *. OK….But… because the ‘shelled’ element of ‘unshelled’ is a participle, it is derived not directly from the noun ‘shell’, but rather from the verb “to shell”. I never thought about doing the math either. It’s not mine, it’s the link, and it’s just one. RobertB said And it’s usually called peeling potatoes, rather than skinning them. The teacher in me would explain that these are states in which a previous action has been reversed. This author for one calls stuffed skins skinned taters. If “shelled” means “taken from their shells”, then the manufacturer undoubtedly intended “unshelled” to mean not shelled. I homeschooled my girls a few years and learned so much myself! I apologize for the poor wording in my post. unshelled, unpasteurized, unwed, unmarried, uneducated, unspoiled, unknown. LOL. A shirt that has never been buttoned is unbuttoned. Inshelled vs Unshelled. But critics say the treatments taint flavor and mislead consumers. Seems like a bit too much work for me, but maybe someday I’ll try it. If you would post a video clip of someone doing either, it might enlighten the rest of us. Verb (head) (shell) shell . It is for animals, as the product specifies. Of course it depends on the weight of the shells, and I wasn’t about to figure that out by buying and shelling them. That was my feeling about “unravel”; since “ravel” means taking apart a weave (like when the knitting comes undone, or you start pulling a thread out of one sock), then “unravel” to mean the same thing is redundant. Participles derive from verbs, not nouns. Your definition is for a verb “unshell” which means the same as the verb “shell.” I don’t think that is ambiguous and there is no verb to describe putting the shell back on peas, nuts, turtles or anything else living. I am a personal chef in Florida. My point is there is reason for ‘unshelled’ to be ambiguous, which was a point at top. Shell can mean to fire shells at a military target, or to remove the shell from something that already has one. There are some benefits and drawbacks of purchasing Shelled and Unshelled Walnuts. Same with verb phrases like ‘to shuck corn’, ‘to skin a rabbit’, etc. These are $80 for 50 pounds and they are shelled. So, shelled peas have no shells, and a skinned rabbit has no skin. However, it is understood that these cannot be verbs; you can’t “undo” the action (you can’t un-educate somebody! At the local grocery the peanuts are $2 for a pound. That is why they taste better. If a restaurant serves only potatoes without skin, the chef might have a special item called skinned potatoes to please a few health conscious clients. Which is the best deal? No, I’d say “shelled” and “unshelled” would only be ambiguous for people with absolutely no knowledge at all on the subject of gardening, agriculture, vegetables or cooking. DeaconB pointed up the possibilities of ‘not yet done’ and ‘reversing what done’ (and JohnS again above). I’ve been buying in shell peanuts for the critters that come to my backyard for treats. Your chart helped me realize this is a much better deal (nut meat in shell versus shelled). But even without ‘un,’ what to make of shelled oysters, shuck corns, skinned potatoes? She gave me half of the shelled peas. When a recipe calls for almonds, it may list a type that you don't have on hand and you may wonder what measurements are equivalents. You’re welcome and I hope they enjoy it! These nuts are all natural, unbleached, peerless, grade A almonds. And I don’t think you’ll find dictionaries to disagree on the meanings of these adjectives. Shell vs Unshelled. Some nuts are not eatable naturally unless the go under process like Cashew Nuts. However, some nuts, like cashews, are almost always sold shelled and roasted. However, it is understood that these cannot be verbs; you can’t “undo” the action (you can’t un-educate somebody! Well, from the table, every dollar of unshelled walnuts equals $2.40 of shelled walnuts, pound for pound. Please do a calculation for me. JohnS said My mind was processing “unshelled” to mean there were no shells. To further extend the shelf life of unshelled almonds, the almonds may be stored in the fridge or freezer; place almonds in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag. shelled . Shelled has the shell off and unshelled has the shell on. These are also participles which can also be used in active verb forms (Please untie me). Contrary to popular belief, nuts should be stored in the fridge or freezer … Of course, verbs like ‘to shell (peas)’ are themselves derived from the noun (the thing being removed). I am impressed that you took the time to do this It had never occurred to me to do the math (since I am not really gifted in that area LOL), but you make it pretty easy to understand. Note: This blog is completely affiliate-free. I’ve seen more than one ‘educator” apparently determined to increase confusion and ignorance in his students.