Wet v Dry Walnuts

Wet v Dry Walnuts

Exploring the Difference Between Wet and Dry Walnuts: A Guide to Sharpham Park British Organic Walnuts

Walnuts are not just a tasty snack; they come in different forms that affect their taste and culinary uses. Understanding the distinctions between wet and dry walnuts, as well as the advantages of buying them whole versus shelled, can greatly enhance your cooking and snacking experiences. At Sharpham Park, we take pride in our British Organic Walnuts, available fresh and direct from our harvest in October and November each year.

Wet vs. Dry Walnuts: What’s the Difference?

The primary difference between wet and dry walnuts lies in their moisture content and stage of ripeness at harvest:

  1. Dry Walnuts: These are harvested when fully ripened and dried before processing. Dry walnuts have a harder shell and a richer, more concentrated flavour. They are perfect for snacking, baking, or adding to salads for a crunchy texture.

  2. Wet Walnuts: Also known as green walnuts, these are harvested earlier, while the outer shell is still green and the nut inside is softer and moister. Wet walnuts have a milder flavour compared to their dry counterparts and are prized for their unique texture and versatility in cooking.

Whole vs. Shelled Walnuts: Which Should You Choose?

When it comes to walnuts, the choice between whole and shelled depends on your culinary preferences and convenience:

  • Whole Walnuts: Buying walnuts whole ensures maximum freshness and allows you to crack them open as needed. This preserves their flavour and nutritional value, making them ideal for those who enjoy the ritual of cracking nuts and want the freshest possible product.

  • Shelled Walnuts: Pre-shelled walnuts offer convenience, saving time in the kitchen. They are ready to use straight out of the packet, perfect for quick recipes or snacking on the go.

Cooking with Sharpham Park British Organic Walnuts

At Sharpham Park, our commitment to organic farming ensures that our walnuts are grown sustainably and with care for the environment. Our British Organic Walnuts are available for purchase during harvest time, ensuring you get them at their freshest.

One delightful way to enjoy wet walnuts is by pickling them. This preserves their unique texture and subtle flavour, transforming them into a tangy delicacy that pairs wonderfully with cheese or charcuterie boards. Pickled green walnuts make a delightful addition to salads or antipasto platters, offering a refreshing twist to traditional recipes.

Why Choose Sharpham Park Walnuts?

By choosing Sharpham Park British Organic Walnuts, you support local organic farming and enjoy the freshest produce available. Our walnuts are grown with care, harvested at peak ripeness, and delivered straight to your doorstep during the harvest season. 

Get Your Hand on Sharpham Park Walnuts

Explore the rich flavours and culinary possibilities of Sharpham Park British Organic Walnuts. Visit our website during October and November to purchase these seasonal treasures and elevate your cooking to new heights. Embrace the difference between wet and dry walnuts, and discover why freshness matters in every bite.

At Sharpham Park, we are passionate about quality and sustainability, ensuring that each walnut you enjoy reflects our commitment to excellence. 

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