Master plant: Juglans regia L.
Juglandaceae (Walnut family)
The up to 30 metres high walnut tree yields stone fruits(mono-seed). It is native to South and Central Europe as far as Asia Minor and Central Asia as well as to North Africa, China and Japan.
Walnut oil is extracted from the chopped fruits (nuts) of the walnut tree
(Juglans regia L.) by mechanical cold-pressing and subsequently mildly refined. Today walnut oil is mainly produced in North America, Central and Eastern Europe.
Characteristics and substances:
The light yellowish to slight golden and clear walnut oil possesses a pleasant nutty taste and aroma. The kernels (nuts) contain approx. 60% oil. Walnut oil is very rich in linoleic and linolenic acid as well as palmitic acid.
The walnut as raw fruit is very popular.
The food industry uses the oil as a valuable edible oil.
Do not use by nut allergies.