Black Walnuts

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  1. $13.99/lb
  2. $13.57/lb
  3. $9.99/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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Crunchy, Flavorful Black Walnuts

When you want an intense nutty flavor paired with an amazingly satisfying crunch, few things compare to our big, rich black walnuts. These nuts arrive shelled and in chunky pieces so they’re ready for snacking and baking. We also carry in-shell black walnuts.

If you want to add the luxurious flavor of these nuts to your favorite recipes that call for ordinary English walnuts, do so carefully. Black walnuts are much more potent, so it's best to either reduce the amount of nuts called for in the recipe or use a mixture of both walnut varieties.

Hand-Harvested, Shelled Black Walnuts

Getting these nuts to customers is truly a labor of love, as nearly every step in the cultivation, harvesting, hulling and final preparation of shelled black walnuts is still done by hand. The nuts fall naturally from the trees in late autumn, where they must be harvested directly from the forest floor. The green, messy hulls are then removed, the nuts are dried, the extra-tough nutshells are cracked and, finally, these delicacies can be plucked out.

When we buy black walnuts, we love to think about all the hands-on effort that it took to bring them to us. We hope you do, too!

Black Walnut Health Benefits

If you're watching your cholesterol, these nuts can help make your diet a whole lot tastier. Black walnuts are very low in saturated fat, yet very high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are the good fats that can lower bad cholesterol while maintaining good cholesterol.

Adding a few of these nuts to any dish can help boost its protein, iron and fiber content without adding sugar. They also make a nutritionally similar substitute for the tree nuts that are enjoyed in the now-popular and healthy Mediterranean diets.

You can even eat black walnuts for better overall cardiovascular health, as they contain large amounts of omega-3 fats, which help support cardiovascular function.

Walnut Studies

1) Lower Cholesterol Levels: Walnuts are one of the richest food sources of of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid, which may help lower cholesterol levels. Researchers have compared the effects of walnut and fatty fish consumption on the risk of developing coronary heart disease. They found that although both food sources are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, walnut consumption was more effective at lowering LDL "bad" cholesterol in healthy patients than fatty fish consumption. These findings were published in a 2009 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

2) Powerful Antioxidants: Walnuts are loaded with protective polyphenols! Compared to nine different types of raw and roasted nuts, walnuts contained the highest total polyphenol content, as demonstrated in a 2012 study published in the journal Food & Function. Polyphenols have antioxidant properties that have been associated with the prevention of degenerative diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

3) Stress Relief: Eating a handful of walnuts may help ease your mind. A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition examined the effect of walnut and walnut oil consumption on adults with elevated LDL cholesterol levels. They found that eating walnuts helped the adults reduce their blood pressure both at rest and during times of stress.

Customer Reviews

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“I am your newest fan. The black walnuts are fresh, delicious and I love the packaging. It looks like I went to a fancy gift shop to get the nuts. Love your sense of humor, the history of your company, and the chance to try goji berries! Yum!
Actually feel like you are so great that I want to support you:). I'm sure you will make it thru the Great Recession too.
Until my next order, all the best,
Susan ”

, Lawrence, New York December 5, 2012

“So glad I found Nuts.com! Got my 5# black walnuts fast plus "a 'lil' something". I'll be making fudge tonight with these amazingly large pieces of black walnuts. Thanks!”

, Alexandria, VA December 4, 2012

“Fantastic!! I ordered my black walnuts and pecans on Friday afternoon and received them the following Monday. They're absolutely beautiful--can't wait to get baking. I'm also pretty excited about the flax seed sample included : ) Thanks, nuts.com! What a pleasant way to start the holiday season.”

, Ellicott City, MD December 3, 2012

“Very cute box that nuts were in. Can't wait to use in holiday baking.a wonderful treat. Will order again.”

, Dallas, Oregon December 2, 2012

“Loving these black walnuts! You guys seem to be loving what you are doing and that's awesome.. Thanks for the cool packaging style- it works great for gift giving! GOD bless you all, Margarita”

, Tucson, AZ November 30, 2012

“I am a first time orderer and I am so delighted with your product, packaging and speed of delivery!! You may be "Nuts", but I think you're sure terrific!! :-) Thank you”

, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA November 29, 2012

“I have been looking for black walnuts for many months and finally found them! Quick service and delivery...at a great price too! Will be ordering more nuts from nuts.com. ”

, San Marcos, CA November 27, 2012

“I was so impressed and pleased
with your company. The black
walnuts are delicious--love the
shipping box!!!!! Will order from
your company again.”

, SLC, UT November 21, 2012

“I was so excited when I got my black walnuts. The packaging was so clever and I got a few laughs out of it. The first taste of the wonderful walnuts took me back to my childhood - we had a black walnut tree and I can remember my father hammering the nuts to break them open. The smell of them made the familiar taste come back to me. Thank you so much.”

, Columbus, Ohio November 21, 2012

“Service was awesome, received in two days. Needed to make my Mother's fudge recipe for the holidays. They're difficult to find here locally. Thank You”

November 21, 2012

“Smells and tastes amazing!!!”

, Marshfield, WI September 20, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 175
Calories From Fat 139
%DV
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 2%
Vitamin C 1% Iron 5%

Ingredients

Black Walnuts

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 6 months. This item can be frozen.

Country of Origin: United States

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