Walnuts are totally healthy. We’ve been scoffing them for at least 9000 years. The Romans, called them Jupiters Royal Acorn. I can’t say for sure that their empire lasted for 1000 years because they ate walnuts but I can say that they are full of antioxidants, rich in selenium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and E, and that they possess anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic properties and that lightly sautéed in Prenzel Chlli infused oil they taste great.
At Eyebright we start the selling season with a particularly delicious variety from a local grower. I’ve laid in a good supply because they flew out the door last year. Once those are gone we shift of the smaller but just as delicious ones from our own tree.
We also have ‘Duck Crackers’; locally made and the closest thing you’ll get to the perfect nut cracker. Duck Crackers have a box that I find excellent for both holding the nuts you’re about to crack, and the shells afterwards. It’s so easy, and the walnuts are so delicious.
Please be our guest to crack and taste a few of our exceptionally good walnuts.
Jul 08, 2016 • Peter Owen