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There are 3 key differences. First, Black Walnuts are a wild, hand-harvested nut, while English walnuts are grown in orchards. Second, Black Walnuts have a very thick shell, making them tough to crack. Due to that reason, Black Walnuts are only available in various piece sizes. Third, the flavor of the 2 nuts is very different. English walnuts have a mild flavor. Black Walnuts have a bold, distinctive earthy flavor derived from the roots of the tree. They are primarily used as an ingredient in many recipes and are also popular in ice cream. Click here for more information about Black Walnuts.
Generally speaking, we recommend consumers store Black Walnuts in the refrigerator up to a year, or the freezer for a year or longer. This will ensure your Black Walnuts maintain freshness and best flavor.
Our expeller-pressed roasted Black Walnut Oil has a low smoke point and the same uses as olive oil, but with a bolder flavor. Drizzle it on salads or pasta. It is also perfect for sauteing vegetables. Click here for more information about our Black Walnut Oil.
No, our Black Walnuts are processed in a facility by themselves.
Black walnuts are available year-round in the baking section of many grocery stores. In the fall, larger packages of Hammons brand Black Walnuts should be available in the produce section. Click here for a list of stores. If Black Walnuts are not available in your local grocery store, you can always buy them from our online store.
Yes, we sure do! We have many tried-and-true Black Walnut recipes in the Recipe Section.
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Hammons recommends the starting price paid at the buying stations for the upcoming season in September of each year. Please check the Harvest Update for the most current information.