Black Walnuts

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  1. $13.99/lb
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  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 was so happy when I found your company and could get black walnuts. I mix them in my granola and fruit for breakfast. I sampled a few and they were delicious. I remember the days of husking, cracking and picking out the nut meats. Fond memories but one I do not want to repeat. Loved your light hearted humor. The Cocoa nibs I have not tried. I need to figure out what to do with them. Thanks a lot for everything. I am in hog heaven. Roger”

, Sun City, AZ July 6, 2014

“I've been able to convince my family that we should add black walnuts to most every meal. Black walnuts make everything taste better and we love the texture. Walnuts are also healthy.”

, Tallahassee, FL July 3, 2014

“I loved the packaging! Fun. My friend has been looking for black walnut ice cream, so I plan to mix nuts with good quality vanilla ice cream.”

, Glen Ellyn, IL June 19, 2014

“plan to make black walnut Ice cream for my husbands 65 birthday, he just loves black walnut!”

, Meridian, ID June 4, 2014

“The very best flavor for a good old fashion banana cake and muffins and salads and fudge and cookies and topping for ice cream and in waffles and in my family's favorite black walnut/pineapple cake. Let's make this easy, I love them!”

, Perkinston, MS May 20, 2014

“This is the second month I ordered your Black walnuts because as soon as the first bag was empty I went NUTS!! I had to order another pound fast and it always gets here fast so I knew I would be OK. I love those nuts.”

, Statesville, NC. May 7, 2014

“Thank you so much for my order. I received it two days before expected, which I was very pleased. I also love your packaging and your prompt emails for confirmation number, receipt, and time of arrival. The black walnuts I ordered were impressive and fresh. I will be ordering from your site again soon. Tell the family to keep up the good work!

Angela”

, burlington, nc May 5, 2014

“Black walnuts were delivered promptly and were fresh and wonderful.
a great remembrance from my farm childhood”

, chagrin Falls, Ohio April 28, 2014

“Our order of black walnuts arrived today! We couldn't wait to open them & see if they had that yummy black walnut taste! They definitely do! There will be a batch of chocolate fudge with black walnuts made tomorrow!

My sister has ordered from you before and told us how great they were & as much as I hate to admit it, she is right! I can't thank her enough for recommending you!”

, Des Moines, IA April 17, 2014

“Love Love Loved the cashews just the right amount of salt. My girlfriend's mom loved the black walnut pound cake I made her for her birthday. The gift of the dried apricots was yummy I had never tried the dried fruit but will purchase in the future.”

, Catonsville, MD April 5, 2014

“Wonderful quality & arrived one day before promised. Love, love doing business with you!!”

, Clinton, MS September 12, 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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