Extensive health research and nutritional studies show that walnuts are among the healthiest and most nutrient packed snacks. Walnuts contain a variety of antioxidants and essential nutrients that are deficient in many adult diets. Walnuts are an easy snack and are great for cooking. For additional information and resources, including recipes, visit the California Walnut Board Website.
Contain a Variety of Antioxidants
Omega 3 Antioxidant is an essential fatty acid. Walnuts continue to be one of the best plant food sources for Omega-3’s. While most nuts contain monounsaturated fats, only walnuts are primarily composed of polyunsaturated fat.
Essential Nutrients Including: Protein, Fiber, Magnesium & Phosphorous
Walnuts contain a high amount of dietary fiber and protein which are essential to make you feel fuller longer, helping to maintain a healthy weight. Walnuts also include phosphorus and magnesium which contribute to the maintenance of the body’s processes and are necessary for optimal wellness.
In-Shell vs. Shelled Walnuts
Omega Walnut, Inc. uses USDA grading criteria to inspect in-shell product. Grading standards include size, external defects, internal defects, and color. In-shell walnuts are packaged in sacks and distributed to in-shell markets including China, Vietnam, Europe, and other areas of high demand.
Omega Walnut offers a wide variety of shelled California Walnuts. All sizes and color meet specifications of industrial formulation for national or international use. Walnuts that are removed from storage are sent to a shelling department where they are mechanically cracked. Kernels are screened into a series of sizes and are air separated from the shell. They are then moved through electric color graders. The product is sorted and physically inspected. For more information on the process, feel free to watch our video under the “Processing” tab!
Nutritional Facts for One Ounce of Raw Walnuts