A Faster, Less Costly Way To Process Walnuts

As part of a healthful diet, walnuts provide protein, antioxidants, essential vitamins, and minerals. Walnuts are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with overall good health.

However, before walnuts reach your grocery store, they must be harvested, washed, dehulled (hulls removed from shells), and dried. These processes use a lot of energy.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have developed a method to improve walnut processing, particularly drying, to reduce energy and obtain high-quality walnut products.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: USDA AgResearch Magazine