Development of Molecular Breeding in the Walnut Improvement Program

November 7, 2017

David B. Neale, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis The Walnut Improvement Program (WIP) at UC Davis has had a long history of successful breeding, variety development and release. Throughout its history the WIP has used classical breeding methods which entails making large numbers of crosses annually and then evaluating…

California Walnuts Gets a Makeover!

October 9, 2017

California Walnuts Gets a Makeover! Positive changes are underway over here at California Walnuts and we’re excited to share our brand new look and feel! A new logo and stylistic approach are just a couple of the updates we’ve made to better serve you. For those on Facebook and Instagram,…

2017 California Walnut Summit

October 9, 2017

2017 California Walnut Summit On September 25th, a group of select chefs and foodservice editors arrived in Sacramento for an exclusive Farm to Fork California Walnut summit. The packed three-day event included multiple opportunities for taste, education, and exploration ranging from multi-course walnut-centric meals at local restaurants, to an orchard…

Discover #TeamGoodFat from California Walnuts

September 28, 2017

Nearly 9 in 10 people are worried about consuming dietary fat just as much or more than they were 5 years ago. The California Walnut Commission and Hass Avocado Board have teamed up to form #TeamGoodFat, a collaborative partnership focused on good-fat foods, like walnuts and avocados, and the benefits…

Food for thought: The Role of Walnuts in Cognitive Function and Healthy Aging

September 13, 2017

Research on the role of diet on brain health continues to evolve. Limited evidence suggests that eating a diet containing a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and seafood during adulthood is associated with lower risk of age-related cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.1 Although there is no way to…

Achieving Wellness through Aging

July 25, 2017

Achieving Wellness through Aging Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, offers five tips on how to help achieve wellness through aging by focusing on diet, lifestyle and activity. By Dr. Michael Roizen 1. The Scent That Soothes Stress Take some time to smell the roses —…

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