Variety is the spice of life, and the same is true for your diet. Spiced walnuts offer an excellent option for health-conscious families who want to provide only the best while incorporating an elevated sense of dietary choice. Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts will ship directly to your door for a ready supply of this healthy food staple.
Having a supply of handy foods that are easy to grab and go can be a lifesaver to those who care about food choices. Without a healthy and convenient option, you might find yourself reaching for junk rather than preparing a healthy meal. Walnuts offer a delicious taste, a versatile body, and numerous health benefits while being a convenient and filling snack or meal ingredient.
Allow the team at Glenda’s Farmhouse to suggest a few ways to use spiced walnuts as an avenue for adding a bit of interest into your family’s diet. First, though, let’s explore how easy it is to make spiced walnuts.
Spiced and Toasted Walnuts (Recipe)
Time: 10 minutes
Results in 4 servings (1 serving = ½ cup)
- Calories – 196 cal
- Total Fat – 20 g
- Saturated Fat – 2 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat – 12.2 g
- Monounsaturated Fat – 4.8 g
- Cholesterol – 0 mg
- Sodium – 160 mg
- Carbohydrates – 4 g
- Dietary Fiber – 2 g
- Total Sugars – <1 g
- Protein – 4 g
- Vitamin D – 0 mcg
- Calcium – 30 mg
- Iron – 1 mg
- Potassium – 130 mg
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 cup California walnuts
- ½ tsp curry powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp chili flakes
- Salt and pepper as preferred
- On medium-high heat, heat oil in a skillet.
- Add walnuts and mix.
- Sprinkle curry, chili powder, cumin, and chili flakes on the walnuts and mix well.
- Cook for five minutes until toasted.
- Salt and pepper to taste and cool.
With just a few minutes of preparation, these spiced walnuts can be ready to enjoy as a snack or part of another treat like trail mix, parfait, or charcuterie board.
Key Info Regarding Walnuts
Walnuts, harvested in the fall and stored cold for maximum freshness, are shelled as needed to fulfill the needs of retailers and customers. Glenda’s Farmhouse, a brand of Andersen & Sons Shelling, provides fresh, quality, and wholesome walnuts for our customers. Our walnuts are available as whole or sliced shelled walnuts.
The freshness of walnuts requires cold storage to prevent the fats within the walnuts from turning. Your fresh walnuts should have a nutty smell and sweet taste rather than a chemical one. Rancid walnuts with a chemical smell should be chucked in the trash.
The cold storage rule should remain once you bring a walnut supply into your home. The refrigerator is the place for walnuts that you plan to use within the month, and the freezer is where they belong if you plan to store them for longer. Make sure that this storage takes place in an airtight storage container.
A great feature of walnuts is they’re able to take on the odors and tastes of other foods and seasonings. It makes walnuts a terrific ingredient, but when being stored in the refrigerator, make sure that the walnuts are far removed from items with strong odors.
Spice up your diet with walnuts in all forms and styles, as ingredients or staple ingredients. The Omega-3 healthy fats, high protein content, and low carb count make walnuts a great addition to a vegetarian, vegan, Keto, low-carb, Mediterranean, or other nutrition plan. Glenda’s Farmhouse offers fair pricing, quality foods, and fast delivery for this and all of our other products, and you can order online or by calling (530) 839-2236.