When you think about walnuts, you probably imagine a complex taste that's earthy, fruity, and tart — maybe with hints of astringency. That's why developers of walnut products must go beyond the surface to understand this nut's multidimensional flavor. Once they explore the components (polyunsaturated fat and mild tannins) found in the walnut's skin, they can easily match ingredients that complement the unique sensory attributes of walnuts.
It's official! Spain has been deemed the "New France" for foodies, and Spanish gastronomy has become one of the hottest international cuisines in the U.S. It started with the tapas craze in the 1990s, but since then Spanish main dishes and ingredients have caught on quickly, filtering down from fine-dining to fast-casual venues.
Approximately 75% of the world's trade of walnuts comes from California, but that far distance does not stop people from all over the globe from importing walnuts into their own country so they can take advantage of California walnuts' delicious flavor and healthful properties.
Release of the New England Journal of Medicine's positive findings on the Mediterranean Diet leaves California's walnut and olive oil processors fielding calls.
Recent research published online by the Journal of Nutrition, found an inverse relationship between walnut consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in two large prospective cohorts of U.S. women: the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHS II.
Observational cohort studies and a secondary prevention trial have shown an inverse
association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular
February is American Heart Month, and there is no better time to start thinking about how your lifestyle might be impacting your risk for heart disease, America's No. 1 killer. The good news is that many of the risk factors are within your control.
Supermarket Guru's Phil Lempert shares tips on how to shop for walnuts.
Walnuts are a science-backed food that will boost your mood.
A meta-analysis published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluates how the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) offers protective effects on cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Name the affliction—heart disease, Alzheimer's, arthritis, depression, asthma—and omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent it. Or not.
Walnuts may be the oldest-known cultivated tree crop, but until recently, I had little idea as to how the actual harvesting and processing procedure goes down.