Walnuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

German

Walnüsse

English

Walnuts

French

Noix

Spanish

Nuéz

Scientific

Juglans regia

CN/HS number *

0802 30 ff.

 

  • water: 5%
  • protein: 15%
  • fat: 63%
  • carbohydrates: 13%
  • fiber: 2%
  • minerals: 2%

Oil content:

  • 50 - 65% [1]
  • 40 - 65% [3]

 

According to standards, walnuts must be neither rancid nor moldy and at most 10 - 15% may be empty (10% of empty walnuts is considered normal).


Countries of origin

This Table shows only a selection of the most important countries of origin and should not be thought of as exhaustive.

Europe

Italy, France, former Yugoslavia, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria

Africa

 

Asia

China, India

America

Chile, USA (California)

Australia

 

Packaging

Walnuts are packaged in, among other things, net bags (1.5 - 2.5 kg), polysacks (5 and 10 kg), cartons (10 kg) and flat jute fabric bags (55 kg).

Shelled nuts are packaged in, among other things, boxes lined with parchment paper, each containing 12.5 kg (net).

Walnut kernels are ideally stored at a water content of 2 - 3% in packaging which is impermeable to water vapor. Vacuum packaging excludes atmospheric oxygen, which promotes rancidity.

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