Nuts about walnuts
West Melton is the centre of walnut growing in New Zealand and next week is hosting a Walnut Festival in their honour.
Locals are very proud of their natural, locally grown and super healthy superfood want you to join them to find out more. The West Melton Village Retail Centre will host tastings, display and information on this humble healthy nut on October 14.
Most stale or bitter walnuts are imported and have been cracked and the kernels stored for a long time until they were shipped to our shores.
Properly handled New Zealand grown walnuts are not degraded through ageing so the vitamins, minerals and oil contents are not compromised. They are fresh, locally grown, and not bleached as some imported walnuts can be.
Walnuts have been ascribed a range of health benefits including helping to lower the risk of heart disease, improving brain function and improving metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes.
Let’s get cracking.
Walnuts of the kind on show for tasting at the West Melton Walnut Festival in the township’s retail centre on October 14.