Hammons Black Walnuts Spotlights Heart-Healthy Superfood Black Walnuts
STOCKTON, MO - In the fresh produce industry, we know a thing or two about nutrition. Consumers are increasingly turning toward the kitchen rather than the medicine cabinet, and education is a key component in helping them understand what to put in their basket. Hammons Black Walnuts recently put out a report stating how its products provide numerous health benefits to consumers.
“Among the top foods that support heart health are black walnuts, a wild-harvested, natural tree nut, indigenous to the United States,” the company stated in its report. “Long recognized for their flavor and versatility throughout the south-central U.S., black walnuts are becoming an exciting alternative to more common, cultivated tree nuts such as almonds and walnuts from California. Because Black Walnuts are harvested in the wild, they don’t require resource-intensive cultivation.”
The report went on to note that black walnuts serve as a nutritious, plant-based option that provide numerous health benefits. With the food-as-medicine trend continuing to build, the growing knowledge of black walnuts will play an important role in consumers’ purchasing behaviors in addition to lifting basket share through strategic cross-promotional opportunities.
“Black walnuts are also low in saturated fat, high in unsaturated fat, contain vitamin A, iron, minerals, and fiber. Black walnuts are a highly nutritious, cholesterol- and sugar-free superfood. And they come in a variety of forms—pieces, powder, and oil,” the report stated. “They also add tremendous taste appeal to a wide variety of recipes, like salads and cooked vegetables, yogurt, and oatmeal, or as an ingredient nut in fish or chicken recipes.”
For more information on this nutritious product, you can read the report in full here.
We at ANUK will keep an eye out for more health-focused news as it pertains to fresh produce.