About Walnut Halves Raw Organic
Whole walnuts are green as they grow and then ripen to a pale yellow. Once fully ripened, they fall from the walnut tree. They’re harvested from the ground, where the outer husk is first removed, leaving a hard shell. That hard outer shell is removed, or shelled, to reveal the nut meat inside. Walnuts are filled with healthy fats (polyunsaturated fats) and vitamins. It’s a good source of Antioxidants; have more antioxidants than any other common nut and are especially high in vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Storage and shelf life
Store walnuts in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat.
Walnuts, when stored properly, will keep their taste and texture for 6 months. For longer storage, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge or in the freezer up to 1 year.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Allergens: Nuts & derivatives
How to use
Walnuts can be used a variety of ways in the kitchen—the whole fruit (inside the walnut husk) can be pickled when young (“green”, “wet”) and shelled walnuts can be eaten raw, toasted, or even candied. In recipes, walnuts are used as an ingredient in many kinds of dishes, often to add a crunchy texture to soft or liquid foods. Added roughly chopped Walnuts to muesli; smoothies; acai bowls; oat or quinoa porridge; or natural yoghurt and fruit salad. They are also very commonly used in cakes and pies.
Other interesting information
The ancient Greeks noticed the similarity of the kernel with the human brain and healers have considered them to be a “brain food.” They prescribed walnuts for headache and for soothing sensitive heart. Modern medicine has discovered a number of evidence to support this hypothesis.
Walnuts contain healthy essential oils, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, which makes them a true super food. The high levels of fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6, in Walnuts help to improve memory and cognitive function of the brain and they also help to prevent depression. Their high content of 16 phenol antioxidants, vitamin E, and ellagic and gallic acids, protein and fiber make walnuts anti-inflammatory and they support immunity and have anticarcinogenic properties. Walnuts are able to regulate sleep with the help of melatonin, which is contained in these nuts, in a bioavailable form. Walnuts are an excellent source of biotin or vitamin B7, which is considered good for the hair and nails and helps them grow stronger and healthier.