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Walnut Kernels

Also Known As : Akhrot ki guthalee


Taste Profile

They have a nutty, earthy taste with bitter undertones.

Usage Tips

  1. Walnut Kernels can be eaten as a snack.
  2. It can be added to breakfast cereals, salads, and baked goods. It can be used for pre-garnishing brownies and cake mixes.
  3. Walnut kernels work best for candy, nut bread or savory pesto, noodle dishes and can even be added in a salad to make it healthy and nutritious.

Common names and forms

  1. Natural Walnut Kernels


Walnut Kernels are the edible, wrinkled, brown-colored nuts, enclosed in a brown seed coat. They are obtained from the walnut trees, belonging to the Juglandaceae family, in the genus, Juglan. The kernels have two bumpy lobes that look like abstract butterflies. They can be cut in different sizes such as halves, broken or fragments.

Health benefits

  • Walnut Kernels are a good source of antioxidants that help fight oxidative damage in the body.(1)
  • They contain plant form of omega-3 fat that helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.(1)
  • They contain polyphenols that fight oxidative stress and inflammation.(1)
  • Urolithins in them have anti-inflammatory actions and can protect against colorectal cancer.(1)
  • They may help control appetite and weight.(1)
  • They support good brain function and protect it from damaging inflammation.(1)

Selection Guide

Go for brown, amber-colored walnut kernels. Avoid cracked, shriveled and discoloured walnuts kernels. When buying in packaged form, look for the "use-by" date on the packaging of walnut kernels. They are available in different forms like half, broken and minced, choose according to the requirement.

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