These wild harvested black walnuts are a taste sensation. They are unlike any other nut. There is a an interesting brie/blue cheese quality to the flavor. These nuts are delicious paired lightly with both savory and sweet dishes. A little of these goes a long way, we are selling them in half pound bags so you can try them out.
Walnut Quinoa Salad here
Goji & Walnut Stuffing here
Walnut butter here
Often called 'brain food' because of their resemblance to our craniums, walnuts are a rich source of healthy fats that are great for brain health (ADHD, Alzheimers, depression etc). They are a great source of protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. 1oz (1/16 of a lb or 14 walnut halves) contains 185 calories, 18g of fat and 2g of fibre.
Don't shy away from this nutritious form of fat - the omega-3 content in walnuts will help lower bad cholesterol (LDL), help lower blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Just a handful contains the omega-3 equivalent of 3 oz of salmon. These healthy oils, phytochemical antioxidants & high vitamin E content help maintain radiant skin and the integrity of all cell membranes reducing susceptibility to cancers, ageing, inflammation and neurological disease.
Walnuts are a natural source of melatonin which helps regular sleep cycles.
Walnuts can help improve sperm quality, impotency and vasodilation for improved blood flow due to high fatty acid (113% DRI from 1/4 cup), calcium and anti-inflammatory properties. These same nutrients are great for heart health and the circulatory system.
Some phytonutrients found in walnuts, like quinone juglone, aren't found in other commonly-eaten foods. They have rare antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They are known to moisten the lungs and intestines helping relieve coughing and wheezing.
The GI (glycemic index) of walnuts is zero - so like most nuts a great snack for diabetics or others with blood-sugar issues.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce cancer risk. Studies have shown a reduction in prostate and breast cancers from as little as 3 oz of walnuts per day (cite).
Studies have shown improved weight management when consumed in moderation.
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Most walnuts found are Persian or English varieties but black walnuts and butternuts are native to North America.
Black Walnuts were an integral part of the diet of Native Americans. The nuts were eaten and also the sap was used in food preparation. The black walnut shells are often found in archeological digs around ancient Native American settlements in the South East of the United States, some dating back to over 2000 BC. Where black walnuts grow, the land is always considered to be more fertile.
Our walnuts are harvested late August through November and then stored in cold storage to maintain freshness. Our farmer keeps the walnuts cold and in-shell as long as possible to ensures that you will receive high-quality, fresh-tasting walnuts throughout the year. They are shelled as needed.
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