The protein in walnuts is a low-carb, healthy source for muscle-building nutrition. Glenda’s Farmhouse provides a quality source for whole walnuts as well as crumbled and flavored walnuts for easy introduction of healthy proteins into your family’s diet.
Glenda’s Farmhouse is a branch of the family business, Andersen & Sons Shelling. Our family has been growing food for America since 1904. Our merger with Western Nut Company has seen us branching into new brands and tree nut products.
Quality Protein from Walnut Consumption
As the focus on nutrition, sustainability, animal cruelty, and eco-friendliness has become more widespread, protein sources have also become more popular. Walnut consumption provides a solution to all of these problems.
At the same time, protein-rich and low-carb diets are becoming more common. From Keto to Mediterranean, vegetarian, vegan, and simple low-carb diets, walnuts offer a convenient source of protein and essential fatty acids to accommodate a healthy eating plan.
Walnuts are technically an incomplete protein because, while they contain all nine of the essential amino acids, their quantities may vary. Every ounce of protein provides four grams of protein.
Complete versus Incomplete Proteins
A complete protein contains all nine essential amino acids, while incomplete proteins have varying amounts of them. Animal proteins and soy are complete proteins, while plant-based sources are incomplete.
How to Incorporate Protein from Walnuts into Your Diet
- Create a protein snack pack filled with hummus and roasted chickpeas with fresh veggies like bell pepper, cucumbers, broccoli, and carrots for dipping, along with delicious toasted walnuts.
- Top salads, oatmeal, and soups with a sprinkling of crumbled walnuts. You can even throw them on your multi-grain avocado toast for additional protein in your breakfast.
- Create walnut ground “meat” to make tacos, “meat”balls, “meat”loaf, and any other dish that requires ground beef or ground turkey. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers pre-crumbled walnuts explicitly flavored for Asian, Mexican, and savory dishes. You can also make this meat alternative on your own with a food processor and a pantry stocked with herbs, seasonings, and select vegetables, including cauliflower or mushrooms.
- Replace breadcrumbs with walnuts to coat lean proteins for added crunch and flavor.
- Make walnut and fruit energy bite-sized snacks – combine walnuts, dates, and dried fruits for a healthy snack.
- Incorporate walnuts into sauces to contribute a savory flavor, or add ground walnuts to thicken thin sauces.
- Make walnut, date, and oat bites for a tasty and healthy snack.
- Add walnuts to your morning smoothie.
- Replace rice, croutons, and other simple carbs with walnuts.
- Add walnuts to all of your baked breads and treats.
- Sprinkle walnuts on top of ice cream or yogurt.
Walnut allergies aren’t as common as peanut allergies, but they occur. As with any other common allergen like shellfish or tree nuts, consult with guests before preparing meals with walnuts in the dishes. It is always better to ask than regret.
If you’re trying to build muscle or manage weight with increased protein in your diet, walnuts should become a staple in your meal plan. Glenda’s Farmhouse will be happy to answer any questions that you have, and we supply quality walnuts for your use. Place your order today with our online ordering process or by calling (530) 839-2236.