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 package of black walnuts arrived one day earlier than expected, an added bonus to the perfect product! The flavor, appearance and texture are excellent, exactly as black walnuts should be. Thank you to all at nuts.com for being as nutty as you are, and I'll be back soon for another order! Sincerely, Laura”

, Tarzana, CA August 22, 2013

“Yes, I DID receive my order, and I just wanted to Thank You for being so prompt. I Love Black Walnuts, and have ordered them from you before. Thanks again!”

, Ft Oierce, Fl August 16, 2013

“Thanks for the rapid delivery of the black walnuts...now to make those fabulous cookies!”

, Alexandria, VA August 15, 2013

“Fast delivery. I'm simple (Nuts) about you guys. I Make a Black Walnut cookie with them. Delicious”

, New Castle, Pa. August 15, 2013

“I fixed a black walnut pound cake yesterday and it was absolutely delicious. You will definitely get future orders from me. I'm so glad I found you on line. Black walnuts are very hard to find here, so I'm very happy I found you. ”

, Charlotte, NC July 5, 2013

“My black walnuts arrived the next day, and the quality is superior. Thank you

, Saratoga Springs, NY June 16, 2013

“Having grown up with black walnuts many decades ago,,understanding the entire process, knowing how very special they are, it has been pure pleasure putting them into smaller packages this afternoon, trying not to nibble too many. A very wonderful treat. Thank you.very much. Good Luck! ”

, Portsmouth, VA May 8, 2013

“I'm disappointed that I did not know about you earlier. As I mentioned previously, I have been buying 3 pound orders of black walnuts from a competitor and then waiting from September until January for the delivery every year. Not only am I able to order from you year round, your service is so prompt that I ALMOST HAD TO WAIT!!!!!
Thank you.”

, Topeka, KS April 27, 2013

“I order your black walnuts which are delicious. They bring back fond memories of my Mom who served them over vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. I couldn't find them anywhere and was so happy to find you!”

, Rochester, NY April 23, 2013

“I stumbled onto your site searching for Black Walnuts for my mom, needless to say this stumble was well worth the trip. I found what I wanted and much more. You provide something that is rare today, excellent products and old fashioned excellent service. Your site is now a favorite on my desktop. You are Exceptional ”

, Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 22, 2013

“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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