Five things you didn’t know about walnuts
- Walnut trees can grow to 25 metres and live up to 200 years.
- There’s an old adage that waluts will grow where apples grow.
- Walnuts main claim to fame nutritionally are their high Omega 3 fatty acid content.
- Walnuts are high in protein, low in carbohydrates and contain a range of minerals including iron, copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
- Think beyond the fresh nuts; walnut oil, milk, and flour are all products increasingly used in recipes.
Five things to make with walnuts
- Rocket and walnut pesto
- Walnut baklava
- Blueberry and walnut bread
- Broccoli, walnut and blue cheese pasta
- Waldorf salad
I’m toying with the idea of marrying the cheese course with dessert and creating a blue cheese and walnut ravioli with a red wine poached pear sauce. It will need a bit of workshopping, so stay tuned.