Black Walnuts

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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 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

“Received the black walnuts. Thank you! They taste earthy and fresh!”

, Flushing, MI March 29, 2013

“I had never tried Black Walnuts before and the musty scent similar to Gorgonzola was not what I expected, but when I toasted the nuts and used them to make ice cream it was AMAZING! Fast delivery, prompt customer service responding to my questions, and fresh, tasty nuts. Would definitely recommend.”

, Chicago, IL March 23, 2013

“Black walnuts were one of my Mom's
favorites, so guess that is inherited. They are such a chore to shell
that it's really nice to buy them ready to go! Have a cake and a cookie recipe
that everyone likes. Thanks!”

, York, Nebraska March 15, 2013

“My order was delivered to my great satisfaction. The walnuts are as advertised. I am most grateful. I will be happy to recommend your site to others. Thanks.”

, North Little Rock, AR. March 6, 2013

“I eat a variety of nuts and seeds daily but this was a discovery. I'd always heard of them -even kicked them down the road many times! But i had never tried black walnuts. They arrived in a day, very fresh, and with a sweetness which is vaguely familiar but, to me, not at all resembling english walnut. They're good alone in small doses. They're good in SALAD;delicious in MUESLI. I'd bet they're good with ice cream.
Thanks, Nuts.com!”

, New Paltz, NY February 24, 2013

“Amazing nuts! The best black walnuts I have ever had. Fast delivery, I am a happy customer! ”

, San Francisco, CA February 22, 2013

“I had you ship 5 lbs. of black walnuts to my Mama in Michigan. She absolutely loves YOUR NUTS and especially loved the packaging. Thanks for such prompt delivery of your fabulous nuts.”

, Anthem, AZ February 21, 2013

“We just received the super-fast shipment of goodies. Opening the funny and cute box was just like Christmas, and the cheerful orange bags made us smile. The quality of the nuts (Hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, Pistachios, Black Walnuts) is outstanding as usual. Very plump nut meats and really fresh and delicious. Thank you also for the yummy Cashew sample, and for your always superior products, - and such friendly fast service.”

, Tallahassee, FL February 16, 2013

“Just got the black walnuts! That sure was fast service!! I will definitely order from you guys again. Thanks!”

, Deltona, Florida February 9, 2013

“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

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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