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English Walnuts are grown primarily in California and Oregon. This delicious nut is the most popular nut in the shell.

The good old times of cracking black walnuts by hand are back! These premium, cultivated black walnuts are of a higher quality than the nuts that fell from grandma's tree.

Walnut oil adds a nutty flavor to salads & vinaigrettes. This full and rich flavor enhances grilled meats.

Walnut meal, slightly coarser than walnut flour, is great for baking and cooking.

Roasted black walnuts are expeller pressed to create a unique and very tasty black walnut oil, which won a 2011 Sofi Award, one of the top awards in the country for specialty foods.

Old fashioned moist and delicious fudge with pieces of walnuts.

Classic maple flavored fudge loaded with chunks of walnuts. Sweet, moist, chewy, and delicious.

Our premium peanut butter explosion fudge is packed with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and walnuts. A true explosion of flavor. This one has literally left us speechless.

Sprouted Spinach and pesto mix is a tantalizingly delicious blend of sprouted almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds perfectly seasoned with spinach and pesto. A truly unique and addicting snack.

A favorite candy from the late 60's, Walnettos are a chewy caramel mixed with real bits of walnuts. Walnettos are a truly classic candy from a classic era.

All natural and delicious combination of organic dates rolled in chopped organic walnuts. Organic walnut date rolls are truly a delicious snack, that is also rich in nutrients.

Candied walnuts, also known as glazed walnuts, are fantastic for snacking or as salad walnuts. It took us a while to perfect this recipe and think you will love these candied walnuts.

Chocolate covered walnuts, a combination of one of the most popular nuts, and a deliciously smooth milk chocolate, are a match made in heaven.

These chopped walnuts make the perfect topping for ice cream. Try coating your next meat or fish dish for a deliciously nutty crunch.

Try one of these great tasting cinnamon walnuts, and you will be craving for more

Dark chocolate covered walnuts are a match made in heaven - deliciously decadent dark chocolate poured over top notch walnuts.

A very common ingredient found in many baking items. These walnut halves and pieces are mainly grown in California and Oregon.

These Greek yogurt covered walnuts sure are delicious. Fresh walnuts coated in a smooth, rich and creamy Greek style yogurt coating.

Delicious and fresh English walnut pieces. Perfect for baking, cooking, or as toppings.

English walnut halves are beautiful and delicious. This is the nicest walnut on the market.

These English walnut halves and pieces are roasted to perfection and then lightly sprinkled with salt. High in protein.

These English walnut halves and pieces are roasted to perfection. They make a tasty snack for those on salt-free diets. Packed with protein.

When you want an intense nutty flavor paired with an amazingly satisfying crunch, few things compare to our big, rich black walnuts. A decadent ice cream topping.

Organic all natural walnut pieces. Perfect for snacking, baking, and cooking.

Delicious raw California red walnuts make for not just a delicious tasting snack but a beautiful looking one as well!

Organic English raw walnuts out of the shell. Organic walnuts are rich in nutrients and are great for snacking, cooking, and baking.

Walnuts

Walnuts are considered a heart-healthy snack that is rich in protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Many studies have explored the numerous health benefits walnuts have to offer, and the versatility of these tree nuts makes it easy to incorporate them into your diet. Walnuts have a rich, nutty flavor and crisp, buttery texture that makes them a common ingredient in candies, cookies, breads, and other baked goods. They also work well on salads and in soups.

Walnuts Nutrition

1) May Lower Cholesterol: Walnuts are one of the richest food sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid. A 2009 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the effects of walnuts and fatty fish on coronary heart disease. Both of these food sources are rich in different types of Omega-3 fatty acids. The research showed that walnuts were more effective at lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol in healthy patients than fatty fish.

2) Ideal Balance of Essential Fatty Acids: The 1999 Lyon Diet Heart Study demonstrated the importance of having a balanced intake of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA), which have been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cancer mortality. Walnuts are one of the few foods that contain an ideal balanced EFA ratio of 4:1. The typical American diet can be in excess of 16:1 or more, which can increase the risk of chronic diseases.

3) Antioxidant Powers: A 2012 study published in the journal Food & Function found that walnuts contained the highest total polyphenols from an analysis of nine different types of raw and roasted nuts. Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant that have been linked to the prevention of degenerative diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

4) Stress Relief: Findings from a 2010 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition demonstrated that supplementing the diet of adults with elevated LDL cholesterol levels with walnuts and walnut oil reduced blood pressure both at rest and during times of stress.

5) Reduce Blood Pressure: Walnuts are a natural food source of the amino acid L-arginine, which has been linked to reducing blood pressure. A 2010 study published in the journal Medical Science Monitor found that L-arginine supplementation plays an important role in blood pressure reduction. High blood pressure can lead to serious conditions like heart disease.

Walnut Varieties

1) English walnuts, formerly known as Persian walnuts, have a mild, delectable taste that makes them the most widely used variety of walnut. They have a thin, light brown shell that is easy to crack. Their pleasant flavor makes them ideal for snacking, as well as for use in baked goods and other recipes.

2) Black walnuts have a rich, nutty flavor that is stronger than that of English walnuts. Their shells are thick and hard to crack, and contain an oil that can easily stain hands so it is recommended that one wears rubber gloves when handling these walnuts. Some find the taste of these nuts too strong for snacking, but love using them for a bold, nutty flavor in cookies, baked goods, and ice cream.

3) Red walnuts are the most rare kind of walnuts. They are achieved naturally by grafting Persian red walnut trees onto English walnut trees to produce a nut similar to the large, creamy English nut, but with a gorgeous red skin. In fact, the flavor of red walnuts is even more appealing than the English variety because they contain more oils and less bitter tannins for a unique, buttery treat.

How are walnuts harvested?

The harvesting season can begin as early as September and run through the end of November. The walnuts are ready for harvesting when the outer green husk enclosing the walnut fruit begins to split. Walnuts are cleared from the orchard floors and mechanical shakers come in to collect the nuts from the trees. Any remaining husks are completely removed, revealing the walnut’s wrinkly shell. The walnuts are then dried, cleaned, and packed for sale as “in-shell” walnuts, or moved to the hulling process to be deshelled. After the hulls are removed, the walnuts are further sorted by size.

We also offer Wholesale Walnuts.