Composition of Walnut Kernels
1000 g Walnut kernels contain:
50 % 1/2 Kernels (Light)
30 % 1/4 Kernels (Light)
20 % 1/8 Kernels (Light)
100 % Mahogany mixed kernels
Packing – 10 kg carton boxes.
Shell and Foreign Material (by weight) – 0.05% maximum
Fairly uniform in color, matches the Bulgarian Walnut
Color Chart classification for “light”
Total Defects (by weight)- 5 % maximum
For maximum shelf life, store at refrigerated temperatures
below 2° C and maximum relative humidity of 55%
Composition per 100 g of Walnut Kernels
|Calories – 851
Protein – 14.8%
Fat – 60%
Carbohydrates – 16
Crude fiber – 9.6%
Vitamin A – 0.6
Thiamine, B1 – 24
Riboflavin – 8.21
Vitamin C – 4.4
Walnut kernels rank as one of the top nuts, providing highest level of quality antioxidants.
The result of a new study presented to the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society found that the noble walnut packed the highest level of quality antioxidants of any nut species.
Raw walnut kernels lower elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure to fight metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a well studied and documented group of biomarkers and physical observations that are known to preclude many chronic and potentially life-threatening diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Walnuts may help lower breast cancer risk.
Walnut kernels are highly nutritional because they are rich in easily digestible fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and more. They are a valuable resource to the food and the cosmetic industry.
How to choose the best walnuts
If you buy walnut kernels in shell check them carefully and avoid those with holes and / or cracks. If you buy shelled walnuts in bulk, do not buy those that smell bad or look like they have dried and shrivelled.
How to store walnuts
Walnut kernels can be stored in airtight containers in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This gives a shelf life of three months, provided the walnuts in shell. When the shell has been removed, you can store the walnuts in a refrigerator for no more than six months. You can freeze the nuts in an airtight container and use them within a year.
How to eat walnuts
Walnut kernels themselves are a great snack and can combine well with almost any type of food, as a salad dressing, in a porridge, as a topping of a toast or cake and many other meals and snacks.
Types of products derived from walnut kernels
· Walnut butter
· Walnut oil
· Walnut flour
· Walnut “nuts”
· Walnut paste
· Walnut essence