I don’t know about you, but growing up it was always hit or miss with walnuts. Walnuts in brownies? Yes, please! Walnuts in a bag of mixed nuts? Not so much.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate the health benefits of walnuts – including the facts that they are rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) Omega-3s – but the bitter-notes that are often associated with them has made them less of a tasty snacking choice and more of a “sure, I’ll have some because I know they are good for me” kind of option. Now ask my kids and they want nothing to do with them, no matter how good for their brains I tell them they are!
That is until I discovered these Diamond of California Snack Walnuts that are now available in a variety of delicious flavors, and happen to be conveniently available at Walmart too!
With choices such as Sweet Maple, Hot Honey Teriyaki, and Wasabi, these aren’t your typical snacking nuts! In fact, all of Diamond of California® Walnuts are processed in a way that eliminates naturally-occurring surface oils and tannins that contribute to the bitterness, so this already puts them one-step above! Then, inspired by modern and healthy kitchen pantry items, these nuts are roasted or glazed with real non-GMO ingredients including real spices, seasonings, and sugar alternatives, like coconut palm sugar. This step helps to bring out a walnut’s nutty flavor while also enhancing their naturally crisp texture, all while adding an extra level of deliciousness that even kids will love!
Once cooled, the walnuts are then packaged in a ready-to-eat resealable bag, so you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere!
Playing a potential role in a variety of health situations including cognitive function, heart health, cancer, diabetes, weight, gut health, and reproductive health, (California Walnut Commission, 2020), these Diamond of California Snack Walnuts don’t only taste great – they are unbelievably good for you too and definitely worth the try!