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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“The nuts arrived on Nov. 7, as promised & the black walnuts have been safely stored out of sight until I'm ready to bake. They look so good that if I don't put them away, I might not have enough to do my baking. If there are any left after I finish baking, I will certainly enjoy them.”

, Foley, AL November 9, 2012

“This is my second time ordering nuts from nuts.com. The pumpkin seeds are much larger than I expected and taste great! The black walnuts taste and smell as if they were just cracked. I haven't opened the other nuts yet but I expect they will be great also. The prices are very reasonable and they shipped extremely fast. I highly recommend nuts.com for all your nut cravings! Thanks, Ray Etter - Vinton VA (USA)”

November 8, 2012

“Nuts arrived today, Now i can make my Walnut-Amoretta cakes for the holidays.
Thank you

Houston”

, Wartburg, Tennessee November 2, 2012

“My black walnuts arrived almost immediately, & in perfect condition. But the box they are packaged in is the best part! The cute sayings make this such a fun way to order.....will be ordering again soon. Thank you!”

, Lee Center, NY November 1, 2012

“Great nuts - fresh and yummy. If I don't watch myself they'll be gone before fudge-making time. Better order extra. And I love the packaging! Too funny.”

, Goodrich, Texas October 25, 2012

“I received the black walnut meats and the horehound candy on Wednesday after I placde the order on Sunday.

I like the way the products were packaged in the re-sealable bags.

Thanks!”

, Madison, Mississippi October 24, 2012

“Hey Guys! My black walnuts arrived exactly when you said they would and I couldn't be more happy. Planning to use for fudge and cakes mostly to give as gifts to my friends who only thought there was one kind of walnut. Boy, are they in for a surprise. I will definitely order again. Q: what is best way to store any nuts I don't use right away. Do they freeze well?
Thanks

, Denton, TX October 23, 2012

“I received 2 pounds of Black Walnuts in a very nutty box and they are of great quality and very delicious. This is a great nut company. Thank You.”

, Talorsville, Utah October 20, 2012

“just received my black walnuts and couldn't believe how good they smelled and tasted when i got the bag open!!!!!! i'll be back again soon ”

, lakewood October 17, 2012

“I am so delighted to find a seller of black walnuts. I loved eating them as a child growing up in Kansas. After moving to the northwest, finding them locally is next to impossible. No shells.! Yeah!! They were a very tough nut to crack. Everyone loves the delivery box. It made all a great day for humor. Thanks.”

, Spokane, WA October 16, 2012

“Absolutely delicious and so fresh! I definitely will be ordering more bags for the upcoming holiday baking season.”

, Norfolk, VA September 25, 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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