Our walnut halves and pieces 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." Our walnut halves and pieces are a combination of light, natural light and light amber walnut color. A tolerance of 15% by weight is provided for kernels darker than light amber.
These walnut halves and pieces also meet USDA standards and are pasteurized using Napasol vacuum dry steam technology. They can be eaten on their own, blended into a mix such as muesli or used as an ingredient in baked goods.
Moisture: Less than or equal to 4.5%
Size: Mixture of walnut halves and pieces, containing 8-12% halves by weight
Shell Fragment: Not to exceed 0.05% of the total weight
Meal: Not to exceed 5% 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 information listed above for moisture and defects are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.