Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China

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  • Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

Walnuts are worth more than their weight in gold, with one farmer reportedly bagging 160,000 yuan (US$26,000) for a pair - AFP Photo.

LAISHUI: Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts – globes so precisely symmetrical that consumers in search of hand massages value them more highly than gold.

"Prices have skyrocketed," said Li Zhanhua, standing in the shade of the leafy green walnut trees that have made him a small fortune. "Years ago, we could never have imagined this."

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