Walnuts Positioned as Plant-based Nutrition

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Walnuts Positioned as Plant-based Nutrition


Patrick Cavanaugh

The California Walnut Board and Commission is working hard to position walnuts as a perfect plant-based protein food. Jennifer Olmstead is Marketing Director for Domestic Public Relations for the California Walnut Board and Commission. She said, you definitely don’t want to overlook walnuts when talking about plants.

“They have so many different nutrients to offer. One of them is the fact that they’re the only nut that significantly high in essential plant-based Omega-3 ALA, which is the kind of Omega-3 fatty acid that you can get by consuming this type of food.

“And then of course they offer a nice amount of plant-based protein, and fiber, and are also a good source of magnesium,” she said.

Olmstead comments on the, Have-A-Plant eating guide that’s available.

“It’s available through the Produce for Better Health Foundation website. And we do have a link to that at walnuts.org. And we worked with Produce for Better Health Foundation to develop this plant-forward eating guide, that’s targeted to health professionals, retailers and food professionals,” Olmstead said. “

“We have also provided all of those people with a toolkit of recipes, social media posts, graphics, and other assets that they can use to then take the information from the guide and share it with their own customers,” said Olmstead.

You can find out more information at fruitsandveggies.org, where you’ll find that Have-a-Plant guide. There’s also information at walnuts.org.

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