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- n. Plural form of fruitwood.
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Maple is still used for modern bassoons, but it, and species such as Plane and various fruitwoods, such as plum and pear wood, were used in varying degrees for woodwind instruments in the 16th, 17th, and, to a limited extent, the 18th centuries.
Some fruitwoods, like cherry and walnut and pearapple, when we can get it.
But smoking food with mesquite, hickory, alder and fruitwoods lets chefs incorporate layers of flavor into products without adding fat, sugar or sodium.