Baking & Snack - June 2018 - 7
IN SAUCES, SOUPS AND SPREADS
WALNUTS ADD TASTE AND TEXTURE
OF CONSUMERS ARE LIKELY
72% TO BUY FOOD PRODUCTS
WHEN THEY INCLUDE WALNUTS
That's because walnuts bring a premium
image, heart-healthy2 goodness and
delicious taste and texture to just about
every product imaginable. And they are
the only nut signiﬁcantly high in ALA
omega-3's3. Light walnuts have earthy
notes and mild ﬂavor, and are perfect
puréed for dressings or vinaigrettes.
Amber walnuts, puréed for spreads
and sauces, add robust ﬂavor and a
slightly sweet ﬁnish.
High quality California walnuts are
available year round.
Per one ounce serving
April 2017 California Walnuts Attitude and Usage Study
Heart-Check food certiﬁcation does not apply to recipes unless expressly stated. See heartcheckmark.org/guidelines.
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased calorie intake, may
reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (FDA) One ounce of walnuts provides 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid - the
plant-based omega-3 - and has 4g of protein and 2g of ﬁber.