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Kennedy's Bakery Production Magazine | November 20, 2019

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Go nuts for walnuts!

Go nuts for walnuts!

The California Walnut Commission (CWC), established in 1987, represents the California walnut industry made up of over 4,800 growers and close to 100 handlers. 

The CWC is mainly involved in health research and export market development activities. More than 99% of the walnuts produced in US are grown in the fertile soils of California. Internationally, California walnuts supply two thirds of the world’s walnut trade. The industry annually generates $1.5bn in farm gate revenue and supports some 85,000 jobs directly and indirectly. 

Why California Walnuts? 

The central valley in California provides ideal conditions to sustainably grow superior walnuts. Walnuts from California are generally lighter in colour and have a mild taste with a soft creamy texture, which makes them a versatile ingredient for flavour profiles, and texture in recipes as well as processed products. California Walnuts go through stringent handling processes which set them apart from other walnuts in the market. 

Did you know? 

Walnuts are the only tree nut to contain a significant amount of the plant-based omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), 2.7g/ 30g. ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels1.
High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Walnuts also contribute to the improvement of the elasticity of blood vessels2, which is another key factor in cardiovascular health. California Walnuts have the heart-healthy seal of approval from Heart UK – The Cholesterol Charity.
A handful of walnuts* also offers 4.6g of protein, 2g of fibre and is a good source of magnesium. They are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and mineral and are also low in sugar and naturally salt-free.

For further details please visit californiawalnuts.co.uk 

*Approx.30g 

1 https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1252  

2 https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2074