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Fresh Green Walnuts
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This item was last sold on : 07/17/17
Green walnuts are oval to oblong with hard, lime green skin speckled with small white dots. The flesh within the Green walnut is undeveloped leaving a gelatinous and sticky substance that is highly fragrant and aromatic. Green walnuts present a somewhat astringent flavor with mild spice-like notes.
Green walnuts are available during a short time in the late spring.
A Green walnut is merely an immature walnut that is harvested early. Green walnuts are harvested in the spring, before the skin becomes yellow and the inner nut matures.
Walnuts are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, helping to relieve stress and depression.
Green walnuts are harvested specifically for Nocino or nocello cordial/liqueur in Italy and Vin de Noix "nectar" in France. Green walnuts can be used to flavor vodkas. The aromatic, immature nuts can be pickled in vinegar using a number of spices. Pickled Green walnuts are most often served with cheeses and meats or as a condiment. Combine garlic, cloves and mace with vinegar, salt water, horseradish and Green walnuts for a ‘walnut ketchup’ that can be used as a condiment or replacement for worcestershire. Use care when handling, the juices within a Green walnut can leave hands stained brown.
Walnuts are native to Persia and the Middle East and have been highly valued since ancient times. Walnuts were grown in Babylon, appeared on fruit platters in Rome and were even found in the ruins of Pompeii. Walnuts were used by Greeks and Romans as a natural dye for cloth and hair.
Recipes that include Fresh Green Walnuts. One is easiest, three is harder.
|My Man's Belly||Vin de Noix|
|The Urbane Forager||Pickled Green Walnuts|
|Yum!||Green Walnut Nocino|
|Taste of Beirut||Green Walnut Preserves|
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