The California Walnut Industry has deservedly earned a reputation for producing high-quality, nutritious, and safe walnuts for consumers worldwide whilst maintaining an exceptional food safety record for over a century. California Walnuts are grown, harvested, and processed following strict Federal and State food safety regulations. The finished product often exceeds quality standards set by the USDA.

Walnut growers set the stage for producing a safe, nutritious product by following ‘Good Agricultural Practices’ (GAP’s). Throughout the shelling process, rules established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP’s), are stringently followed. Beyond meeting and exceeding regulations, the California Walnut industry is also committed to training its industry on the latest developments in order to maintain the world-class standards it sets for itself.

The California Walnut Industry is proud to offer a nutrient-dense food that contributes to consumers optimal health. Just a handful (30 grams) offers a significantly high amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid ALA (2.7 grams)- more than any other nut- plus 4.4 grams of protein, 1.4 grams of fibre and is a good source of Vitamin E, folic acid, and magnesium; all important nutrients contributing to human health.

California Walnut handlers work directly with customers to manage and minimize supply chain interruptions and ensure customers and consumers around the world consistently receive a safe and steady supply of California Walnuts.

Why California Walnuts?

In addition to an exceptional food safety record, California Walnuts have a milder flavour, compared to walnuts from other origins, as well as a soft, creamy, texture making them wonderfully versatile for both savoury and sweet food product applications. With the right spices, additional ingredients, and processing and/or cooking techniques, California walnuts can be used as a ground meat replacement, in burger patties, sausage patties or even as bacon-flavoured pieces. They offer consumers a familiar ingredient, known for its health benefits, with taste and texture across a wide range of applications.

To receive further information, where to buy, future initiatives or how we can help you promote your products containing California Walnuts or California Walnut ingredients contact: via e-mail or phone 01628 535 755.


About the California Walnut Commission

The California Walnut Commission (CWC), established in 1987, represents the California walnut industry made up of over 4,500 growers and close to 100 handlers. The CWC is mainly involved in health research and export market development activities. More than 99% of the walnuts produced in U.S. are grown in the fertile soils of California. Internationally, California walnuts supply close to two-thirds of the world’s walnut trade.

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