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US Walnut Products to Rival Meat/Dairy

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  1. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

  2. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

  3. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    I have not but I haven’t really looked for it. I will now, though.
     
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  4. silva

    silva Addicted Poster

    Location:
    Ohio, U.S.A
    I always have walnuts in the fridge as well as freezer, I stock up when on sale. They go in salads, in patties, in my date balls, sub for the expensive pine nuts in pesto.
    I don't think I'd like walnut milk
     
  5. Mischief

    Mischief Stranger in a strange land

    I don't think walnuts can be a large scale meat substitute. Nuts are, by their nature, difficult to grow. Not much yield per acre, long lead time before trees produce, etc.

    That's why nuts are expensive.
     
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  6. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    I don’t think I would either but I always have to try new products at least once.
     
  7. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    I'm not with you on this one. I think that I would really like it as walnuts and pecans taste like coffee.:p

    I'm planning to make some as soon as I buy a pack.:yes:
     
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  8. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    I don’t like walnuts in general. I always sub pecans when walnuts are called for in recipes

    However, that said, I did include walnuts in my nut roast and I loved that. So I can’t help but be intrigued.

    Of course, I would like walnuts if they came glazed with some kind of sugar coating. :D

    Oh, and walnuts and pecans taste like coffee? Hmmmm... :???:
     
  9. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    I may get to Whole Foods today. If anyone in my area will have walnut milk, they will.
     
  10. silva

    silva Addicted Poster

    Location:
    Ohio, U.S.A
    We must not like the same coffee :shrug:
    I like mine plain, never the dark roasts, and hate anything nut flavored, or spice flavor in coffee
    The only exception is I love chocolate in coffee.

    I do love walnuts though, I am completely opposite on pecans than kls52! Pecans I like sugared!
     
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  11. Mischief

    Mischief Stranger in a strange land

    i substitute pecans for walnuts too. For me, there 's something bitter about the taste of walnuts.
     
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  12. Tom

    Tom Addicted Poster

    I love almost every kind of nut I've ever tried: black walnut, English walnut (which is probably the kind the original article refers to), pecan, cashew, pistachio, filbert/hazelnut, Brazil, coconut. I like peanuts too, but of course they're a legume and kinda-sorta don't count... but at least they're cheaper!) I think macadamias and chestnuts (the non-native kind) are okay, but over-rated.

    I've never had pignolia/pine nuts or native American chestnuts (for a few years I belonged to the American Chestnut Society, which is sponsoring the breeding of native chestnuts with resistance to the blight which eliminated it as a major forest tree).

    I have a black walnut tree on my property (a sort of house-warming present from the squirrels when I moved in)- and in my experience, @Mischief 's post above is correct: I've eaten the nuts and they're quite good, but very labor-intensive!!! (I would leave a lot of them for the squirrels even if they were easy to hull and crack- their ancestors planted it, after all, so I figure they have as much a claim on it as I do.) But my tree, although huge, doesn't produce that many nuts- and after I pick a few up from the ground, first I have to remove the spongy husk (which stains my hands for weeks), and then crack them- and their shells are MUCH harder than those of the English walnut you get in the store. Maybe the unshelled nuts could be marketed as a low-calorie "diet" food: you use almost as many calories getting at the blasted nuts than you get back from eating them!!! But they are good- quite sweet and rich- not bitter at all. And Frances Moore Lappe, in her book "Diet For A Small Planet", noted that black walnuts have fewer calories for the amount of usable protein you get than English walnuts do.

    I can imagine inventing new ways of growing different kinds of nuts. One of my sisters worked for a California almond orchard, and she showed me a picture of one of their machines. It looks almost like something out of a Dr Seuss book: there are sort of huge, oversize tongs coming out of the front, and they drive up to the tree, make the tongs clamp the trunk, and this thing vibrates/shakes the tree to make the nuts come raining down.
     
  13. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It's the compounds in roasted coffee that taste like toasted walnuts and pecans. Certain coffee beans are more fruity and others are more nutty in flavour.
     
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  14. silva

    silva Addicted Poster

    Location:
    Ohio, U.S.A
    I understand the fruity ones, but not the nutty ones! Or maybe they're the ones I dislike? I hate nut flavors in coffee!
     
  15. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    Coffee beans from South & Central America have the more nutty tones. I always buy a blend that is medium roast.
    I really dislike African and Asian coffee, especially Robusta as it's very bitter.

    I find that the only way to find good quality coffee is to decide on the type of flavour and roast you prefer. The way in which coffee is stored and brewed is also key.
    The best coffee that I've ever had is espresso in Italy. It was very strong but in now way bitter and had a sweet/mild/caramel flavour.
    The brand that I buy over here is 100 % Arabica that comes from Central America. It is described as fruity and yet I find that it is nutty and most probably because I always add milk and cream. It is strong and has no bitter tones as it's medium roasted.
     
  16. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    I've just realised that we have a very long Coffee thread in the F&D section. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Tom

    Tom Addicted Poster

    @shyvas If you wanted to, I suppose the two threads could be merged (unless VV can only do that with threads in the same section?)

    I didn't know about the other thread, and I've gotten something out of this one: I LOVE the smell of coffee, but the bitterness always puts me off, even though I do drink it on occasion. Reading about some of the different varieties of coffee here has me thinking about trying a different kind. If I didn't like it, I'd just finish it over time (using it to give myself a rude caffeine jolt on days when I haven't gotten enough sleep), and not get that kind anymore.
     
  18. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    I also like the aroma of coffee. Just the thought of having coffee in the morning makes me happy.;)
    I never buy bitter coffee and stick to an organic brand that I have found in my local hypermarket ; Meo. It states that it has floral and fruity tones.

    The thread is here (there are some useful and interesting comments) The coffee thread

    Méo Café moulu biologique & équitable pur arabica - Monoprix.fr
     
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