Raw . Gluten Free . Non-GMO . Organic . Vegan . Unpasteurized . California Grown
Our raw & green, unripened walnuts are certified organic by CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers). Green walnuts can be used for making Nocino (walnut liqueur), chutneys, and even pickling. Their inner shells haven't fully hardened and are still soft allowing the walnut to be completely sliced through. The walnut meat is clear and jelly-like at this time during their growth cycle.
Aprox 50 walnuts per 5LB bag. Makes up to 2 batches of Nocino.
HOW TO STORE & USE GREEN WALNUTS
Our green walnuts should be opened right away to breathe and used for desired recipe within 24hrs of receiving. You may place in refrigerator to maintain freshness during this time. Green walnuts may show signs of light oxidation, so you may see a few small dark spots appear on the husk.
Depending on how you're using them, they can be cut in half by carefully notching the skin and then tapping it with a cleaver or heavy chef's knife. We recommend using gloves when cutting, as the tannins from the walnut husk is a natural dye and can stain your skin.
GREEN WALNUTS USES & HISTORY
Today, many people use green walnuts to make Nocino, a traditional Italian liqueur, during the Summer Solstice. Nocino traces its roots to the Celts, and was brought into Italy by monks.
When pickled or candied, walnuts are excellent addition to cold meats and cheeses. During the Sixteenth century, Englishmen and women were using them for jamming and pickling, while in the Middle East they were preserving them in sweetened, aromatic syrups.