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Walnut Basics & Storage Tips
• Chop ‘Em! Use a knife or food processor. Be This Walnut Flavor Wheel is designed to inspire menu innovation. The difference between an ordinary
sure that nuts are at room temperature before menu item and a fantastic one can often be traced to optimal pairing of ingredients. Today we can predict
grinding in a food processor or natural oils in the
walnut will cause nuts to soften to a paste. more accurately than ever what flavors, textures or combinations people will savor or refuse. Even folks who
• Toast ‘Em! Place walnuts on baking sheet in may think they don’t like walnuts are pleasantly surprised with new flavor
350°F oven for 8-10 minutes, and watch carefully. combinations that are appetizing, taste great and provide easy access to
Toasting is an ideal time to add any kind of spice
or seasoning you desire for a quick walnut snack or a wider, more diverse and more nutrient-rich diet. Walnuts can easily
to add as toppers on salads, soups or pastas. Use be incorporated into every meal – from breakfast to dessert – whether
nonfat cooking spray or a dash of vegetable oil and
toss occasionally during baking.
tossed into salads, incorporated into entrees, or enjoyed as an
• Season ‘Em! Toss with salt, sugar or spices to out-of-hand snack.
create an array of different flavors! Toasting
intensifies flavor.
• Store ‘Em! Store shelled walnuts in a sealed
container in a cool place, with low moisture and
away from sunlight. Refrigerator storage is good,
but if you have larger quantities, shelled walnuts
also store well in the freezer. Unopened packages
are good to eat for up to a year. Opened packages
in sealed containers keep well for up to six months.
Store in-shell walnuts in their shell and crack them
when you use them. Store them in a cool, dry
place away from sunlight, or in the refrigerator or
freezer.

For easy, great-tasting recipes


visit www.walnuts.org

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