By | 12 May 2023 at 5:11 PM
National Walnut Day 2023: Date, History, Activities, Reasons

They may not be as popular as almonds or peanuts, but let’s respect walnuts: they’re excellent for your heart, brain, and bones; you can add them to any dish; and they’ve been around for nearly 10,000 years. National Walnut Day was established by the Walnut Marketing Board in the 1950s, and it has been celebrated annually on May 17 ever since. Read on for all the finest ways to use walnuts, as they are so much more than just a chicken salad addition.

The background of National Walnut Day

Only walnuts contain significant quantities of omega-3 fatty acids. If you consume just a quarter cup, you will consume more than 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance. These omega-3s contribute to cognitive health, heart health, and inflammation reduction. Additionally, walnuts are rich in vitamin E, magnesium, and antioxidants. In addition, they are rich in protein and fibre, making them an excellent nibble.Walnuts are the earliest tree sustenance known, dating back to 7000 B.C.

The walnuts we consume today are referred to as English walnuts, but they originated in ancient Persia, where they were considered a regal delicacy. They first traversed Asia and the Middle East via trade along the Silk Road, and then continued by sea. They eventually arrived in England, where merchants sailed them to ports around the globe, hence the “English” moniker.Walnuts are fantastic in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Consume them on their own, or chop them up and add them to pastries, oatmeal, salads, cakes or anything else! And vegetarians and vegans, take note: their texture makes them an excellent meat substitute.

Please Google “walnut chorizo.”The English export European walnuts to North America, where they become a prominent tree.National Walnut Day is created by the Walnut Marketing Board to commemorate and promote walnuts.

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Obtain your own

Do you not agree that food tastes better when you’ve earned it? Acquire some walnuts in their husks, a nutcracker (or a hammer), and get to work. Additionally, it is a stress-relieving exercise!

Gift ’em

The preparation of candied walnuts is as simple as it is impressive. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and sugar, then add any desired spices (cinnamon and ginger are our favourites). Coat the walnuts with this mixture, then spread them out on parchment paper to chill. Assuming you are Martha Stewart, pack them into small jars and distribute them to your acquaintances.

Make a walnut cocktail

Nocino is an Italian liqueur prepared from unripe walnuts. It is nutty, sweet, robust, and slightly peppery; in other words, it will quickly warm you up. Italians consume it as a digestif on its own, but it also combines well with brown spirits. We believe it would be an excellent addition to a Manhattan.


These adaptable nuts can be consumed raw or toasted, pickled or candied, added to a variety of cereals, baked into pies, cakes, and pastries, sprinkled on ice cream, used in pesto and other sauces, and processed into oils and nut butters.

Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt reportedly used ink made from walnut husks for writing and drawing; shells are crushed for use as landscape mulch; and the abrasive character of ground walnut shells makes them useful in cleaning products.

In addition to the United States and China, Iran, Turkey, Mexico, Ukraine, Chile, England, Slovenia, and Romania also cultivate walnuts.

Walnuts have been utilised to treat inflammation, wounds, and bad breath.

A walnut tree can reach the age of 250 years


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