by Donald E. Pszczola
Visit the California Walnut Board, Booth 7548 for specialty walnut melt-away chocolate bars from Go To Chocolate. Early birds certainly will be rewarded. And for you late risers, you may want to change your habits. You don’t want to miss out on this one!
Walnuts can add crunch and nutrition to a variety of food products. Each day of the show will see a different product offered for sampling. These include Fruit and Walnut Cream Brioche Pastry (Sunday morning), Mediterranean Red Bean and Walnut Spread (Sunday afternoon), Gluten-Free Walnut Cake (Monday morning), and Walnut Pear and Blue Cheese Dressing (Monday afternoon).
Along with these products, each day attendees will be presented a sample of Dark Chocolate Dipped and Cocoa Powder Dusted Walnuts, a Walnut Butter Sandwich Confection, and an Assortment of Seasoned Walnuts, along with information that will help formulators develop products with walnuts as an ingredient.
High-quality walnuts offer great taste, versatility, value, and nutrition. One ounce of walnuts reportedly contains plant-based omega-3 fatty acids (2.5 g), protein (4 g), fiber (2 g), and a good source of magnesium and phosphorous. Walnuts are naturally cholesterol and sodium free, and contain numerous antioxidants (3.68 mmol/28g).
California walnuts add value to a variety of applications, including confections, baked goods, dairy products, and many others.
So get nuts at this year’s IFT Food Expo.