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 shipping was super fast.The black walnuts were very fresh and flavorful. My wife scolded me for eating them straight from the bag. She said that the walnuts were to be used in baking. I ate more without her knowing. ”

September 28, 2009

“The Black Walnuts did arrive This past Friday. That was fast....and they are delicious. Ab Fab...I will definitely be a continuing customer Thanks.”

, Cleveland, Tennessee September 27, 2009

“Yes I received the Black Walnuts this afternoon & had to taste some--they are wonderful, just like I remember from my childhood--I'm 60 yrs. young. Only then we had to pick them up from under the tree & crack them then pick them out--BOY what a job. It is so much easier getting them from you. I make a great Pound Cake full of black walnut & everyone raves about it. Thank you so much!!! Terrie”

, Round Rock, TX September 18, 2009

“The black walnuts arrived today. Thank you! I grew up in a lovely place with 3 black walnut trees in the back yard; receiving them in South Texas is wonderful because we'll never grow the walnut trees down here. mjj”

, corpus christi, tx September 4, 2009

“I love the fruity taste of your black-walnuts. Thank you for the shipping updates. Love your super service”

, Brooklyn, NY August 22, 2009

“My father used to shell black walnuts & I would eat them before mom could make cookies with them. I never thought I would find any for sale that would match the quality & taste of his fresh shelled walnuts, but yours are just like them.Absolutely delicious! Thank you & will be coming back for more.
Larry N. Lewis”

, Lexington, Tn. August 17, 2009

“Thanks so much for the fast shipment of black walnuts(ordered on Monday; received on Thursday (today). Thanks to you, my black walnut cake is already in the refrigerator. On Sunday, it will be taken to our family reunion -- yummy! The black walnuts are so fresh and delicious. I will be ordering from you again. ”

, Decatur, AL August 6, 2009

“Dad just received his gift--what a priceless moment! Black walnuts were a true treasure. Dad grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and farmed his own black walnuts. "These are the walnuts I remember as a child...no walnut has come close until now!!" Thank-you for making his special day (Father's Day) a day to remember!!!”

, plymouth meeting, PA June 20, 2009

“Hey y'all...
My black walnuts just arrived. Excellent service and great quality. I had a sample taste and was taken back to my boyhood in Missouri. I'm delighted.”

, Fullerton, CA May 8, 2009

“I Was Raised in a Little Town (Lincoln, New Mexico) Where Black Walnuts & Pine Nuts Grew Wild, We Had Many a Feast Eating Them Raw & in My Mother's Baking. I Had Given Up Looking For High Quality, Large Piece
Black Walnuts Until I Found Your Website - I Placed My Order And Am Very Very Satisfied, The Rich Flavor Brings Back Many Fond Memories. Thank You Very Much. ”

, Ontario, Ca. April 29, 2009

“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

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 under refrigeration for up to 6 months.

Country of Origin: United States

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