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A Novel Approach to Mitigate Weight Regain

September 17, 2020

Walnuts a Delicious Source of Plant Protein

Plant protein continues to grow in popularity according to the 2020 International Food Information Council (IFIC) Food & Health Survey. More than a quarter of...
September 1, 2020

Walnuts as Versatile Ingredient Bolster All-Day Breakfast Trend

The atmosphere in which people eat, the time of day people eat and the ingredients that they seek are constantly evolving, and while all-day snacking...
August 31, 2020

Products Geared Towards Kids Creates Better-for-You Options

Ask any parent: shopping with kids versus without is a completely different supermarket experience. Packaging and storytelling with characters, bright colors and magical words are...
August 31, 2020

Top 5 Made-With-Walnuts Products in COVID Times

At the beginning of every year, experts make their predictions about new products and trends that they foresee taking off in the near future. But...
August 21, 2020

Chef Q&A: Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski

As the Corporate Chef of Culinary Services at Michigan State University, Chef Kurt is responsible for all on-campus dining operations, feeding tens of thousands of...
July 24, 2020

Digest the Latest on Gut Health and Walnuts

More consumers are seeking foods that help manage risk factors and provide digestive health benefits, with 60-70 million people affected by digestive diseases. Good gut...
July 23, 2020

Global Cuisine’s Influence on Made with Walnut Products

Thanks to travel, technology and innovation, the world is getting smaller and packaged ethnic food categories are more readily accessible than ever before. Global cuisine...
July 9, 2020

Trend Report: Walnuts Pair Perfectly with Savory, Salty, Sweet and Spicy Foods

In the nut world, walnuts have a unique ability to pair with a variety of flavors, from savory to salty to sweet to spicy. How?...
June 30, 2020

Crunching Our Way Through New Walnut Bars

Food bars that are functional, provide all-day snacking and contain plant-based ingredients are trending with consumers. So why not grab a bar with an ingredient...
June 26, 2020

Chef Q&A: Tamra Scroggins

After more than ten years leading the culinary team at Sizzler USA, Tamra Scroggins now joins us as the Director of Culinary at Daily Grill....
June 17, 2020

Celebrating Walnuts in Candy During National Candy Month

June is National Candy Month! According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), this is the month to celebrate chocolate, candy, gum and mints, along with...
June 1, 2020

Feel Full, Physically and Mentally, with Walnuts

Many of us understand, or may have experienced, being “hangry” – that is, the anger or irritability associated with feeling hungry. What’s interesting is that...
May 18, 2020

Classic Pairing of Bananas, Walnuts Thrives Through Evolution

Who doesn’t love a good banana bread with crunchy walnuts? Timeless foods such as banana bread provide comfort in staying the same. However, there’s an...
May 6, 2020

5 Reasons Food & Beverage Manufacturers Should Use California Walnuts

Why California Walnuts? A white paper from the California Walnut Commission For thousands of years, walnuts have possessed many unique qualities. Today, those distinct attributes...
April 24, 2020

Versatility of Walnut Butters Shines in Nut Butter Popularity

WB&J sandwich, anyone? No matter how you spread it, walnut butter is a creamy and tasty food. It offers versatility in a market trending toward...
April 8, 2020

Made with Walnuts Snacks Take a Bite Out of Consumer Cravings

Sensory Appeal According to the American Psychological Association, our taste buds are chemical sensors that tire quickly. The first few bites of food taste better...
March 19, 2020

Walnuts Provide Flavor, Texture to Plant-Based Foods, Beverages

Plant-based food and beverages are booming and show no signs of slowing. Product development from food and beverage manufacturers has been rapid, and consumers in...
March 11, 2020

Myth Conception: Plant-based Eating and Male Fertility

The key to a healthy pregnancy starts before conception, as aspiring mothers are becoming increasingly aware of how diet and lifestyle choices may influence their...
March 4, 2020

A Snacking Win for Women: Walnuts

For women who want an edge on wellness, eating the right foods can be simple, especially when you choose nutrient dense choices, like walnuts. Published...
February 28, 2020

Embrace American Heart Month with These Made with Walnuts Foods

February is a special month to celebrate loving each other — and ourselves. It’s American Heart Month, and walnuts fit wonderfully with heart-healthy diets. Walnuts...
February 24, 2020

New Product Outlook 2020

Walnuts are bursting into the new decade full steam ahead, no longer restricted to just the bakery aisle. They feature a variety of functional benefits,...
February 24, 2020

Chef Q&A: Venecia Willis

This issue’s featured chef is Venecia Willis, Sr. Culinary Operations Manager for Protein Bar & Kitchen. Before joining Protein Bar in November of 2017, Chef...
February 10, 2020

Walnuts Cited as ‘Superfood’ Complement to 2020 Diet Trends

Each new year brings a new set of trends, especially in the world of nutrition and dieting. And, 2020 is no different. Adapting a plant-based...
January 24, 2020

Private Label Goes Mainstream

Not too long ago, private label foods and beverages were simply known as inexpensive imitations of everyone’s favorite branded products. My how times have changed....
January 9, 2020

Trend Report: Food Bars Continue Healthy Growth as Snack, Meal Replacement

The food bar category continues to show impressive growth, especially when you look at specific segments, such as breakfast/cereal and health/nutrition. In these segments, consumers...
January 9, 2020

Cereal Companies Include Walnuts to Boost ‘Health Halo’

Walnuts are magically delicious and more and more cereal, granola and oatmeal makers are adding better-for-you ingredients to get consumers’ days off to a healthy...
December 19, 2019

Walnuts Gain Popularity in Dairy and Dairy-Free Products

The dairy shelf at supermarkets has undergone a bit of a transformation in the last 10 years. The yogurt category has risen, and fractured into...
December 18, 2019

Popular Flavor Pairings with Walnuts

Grabbing a handful of walnuts is a heart-healthy* way to indulge in nutritional benefits without the guilt. After all, just one ounce of walnuts provides...
December 9, 2019

California Walnuts Show Their Savory and Sweet Side at New Products Conference

The 37th annual New Products Conference was an exciting, three-day event, filled with innovations, trends and strategy discussions about the future of food. California Walnuts...
November 4, 2019

New Ways to Snack with Walnuts

More than half of Americans snack daily, and snacking is actually the most popular way to eat walnuts.1,2 Simply grabbing a handful, raw or toasted,...
October 18, 2019

Camp Walnut 2019 Recap

A select group of industry chefs and foodservice media members were invited to join us at the beginning of the month for the 2019 California...
October 16, 2019

What’s On The Supermarket Shelf? Going Wal-nuts for Halloween

The time-honored tradition of knocking on doors for candy provides more treats than tricks these days, and parents get just as much fun out of...
October 15, 2019

Healthy Indulgence, Snacking on Display at IBIE 2019

The largest baking industry show in the United States recently took place in Las Vegas, and the California Walnut Commission was on hand to promote...
September 20, 2019

What’s on the Supermarket Shelf?

Welcome to our new blog where we’ll be detailing our favorite products on supermarket shelves that are made with walnuts! Each month, we’ll feature food...
August 28, 2019

Chef Q&A: Eric Ernest

Meet Chef Eric Ernest, Executive Chef and Associate Director of USC Hospitality and the driving force behind its culinary vision and strategy. Prior to entering...
August 28, 2019

Flavor Experience 2019

We just concluded another exciting year at the Flavor Experience conference in Newport Beach, CA with California Walnuts as a Pinnacle Sponsor. This unique industry...
June 20, 2019

Walnuts at the Tipping Point in Foodservice: Azar Launches Walnut Crumbles at NRA

New product alert! We are excited to partner with Azar Nuts to debut a brand-new plant-based culinary product, its nature Walnut Crumbles! Launched in Chicago...
April 15, 2019

The Future of Product Development on Display at Natural Products Expo West

Natural Product Expo West, the largest natural and organic products event in the world, hosted 86,000 people from 136 countries last month. They all came...
March 25, 2019

Exploring Walnuts & Mental Health

More and more, consumers are looking for foods beneficial to overall wellness, including both body and mind.1 This comes at a time when the CDC...
March 20, 2019

Dramatic Changes in the Eating Habits of American Millennials

According to the Department of Agriculture, in 2016, for the first time, Americans spent more of their food budget (50.2%) eating out than at home....
January 31, 2019

Good Fats are Back!

January will always mean the start of New Year’s resolutions, the most popular of which are losing weight and eating healthier. While this may pose...
January 31, 2019

Chef Q&A: Grant Morgan

Meet Chef Grant. As the Director of F&B for Velvet Taco, he is overseeing the aggressive expansion from 9 open restaurants to 40 over the...
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