Our bakers topping pieces are diced to a size that is smaller than 1/4" but larger than 1/8". They also meet USDA standards and are pasteurized using Napasol vacuum dry steam technology. They are the perfect, ready-to-use size in toppings, pastries, fillings and other baked goods.
Our bakers topping pieces walnuts are of the English variety grown in California which produces 99% of the total U.S. commerce of English walnuts. Walnuts are a nutrient dense food containing on average 15% protein, 65% fat, 14% carbohydrates and 7% fiber. They are also rich in the dietary mineral manganese, B vitamins and Omega 3's making them known as the ultimate brain-boosting food. Since 2016, the US FDA allows for products containing walnuts to state a Qualified Health Claim which reads "Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces per day of walnuts, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased caloric intake, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease."
Moisture: Less than or equal to 4.5%
Size: Walnut pieces, smaller than 1/4" but larger than 1/8"
Shell Fragment: Not to exceed 0.05% of the total weight
Meal: Not to exceed 0.05% of the total weight
Total Defect: Not to exceed 8% of the total weight
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Walnuts should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 24 months from date of manufacture.
Note: The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.