Walnuts English Walnut Julans regia, Black Walnut Juglans nigra
One of the most
popular and valuable food nuts, There are several varieties. The butternut
is a white walnut. The black walnut is also native to North America; the
flavor is much more pronounced than that of the English walnut, most often
seen in the market.
Preparation Break walnuts open with a nutcracker. Remove meat from halves. For chopped nuts, use a chopper or put meat through a nut grinder.
Market Forms Available in shells loose and in bags; halved nut meats are canned and in envelopes; chopped are in cans and envelopes; in syrup as a topping.
Serve As a nut for snacks or appetizers, in baking, desserts, sauces, stuffing, confections, garnishes, in ice creams and as a topping in syrup, as maple walnuts.
Complimentary Condiments and Flavors Poultry, ice cream, mixed nuts, chocolate, raisins, dates, apples