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. Today walnut oil is mainly produced in North America, Central and Eastern Europe.
Characteristics and substances:
The golden to amber coloured cold-pressed organic walnut oil possesses a pleasant nutty taste and aroma. The kernels (nuts) contain approx. 60% oil. Walnut oil is unroasted and very rich in linoleic and linolenic acid as well as palmitic acid. From certified controlled organic agriculture.
The walnut as raw fruit is very popular. Walnut oil is a popular edible oil due to its pleasant taste it refines dishes of cold food, salads and sweets. Do not use by nut allergies.