We have been growing our walnuts in the rich horticultural areas of Manjimup and Nannup since the beginning of the century.
The latitude of the South West of WA is equivalent to the traditionally great walnut growing areas of the Northern hemisphere such as California, France, Italy, Iran and Turkey, yet the Southern hemisphere produces only about 3% of the world’s production.
Walnuts are one of the oldest foods known to man and archeological excavation of Neolithic sites in South West France has uncovered roasted walnut shells, indicating they were on the menu of Homo Sapiens some 8.000 years ago!
Like all other products of nature, only nurturing of the soils with the right balances of inputs, together with astute husbandry of the trees and meticulous processing, will produce the best quality and freshest walnuts.
There are few products on the planet with better ratios of Omega 3 and 6, but to retain these delicate and beneficial oils, care is needed to preserve the protective pellicle (skin or membrane) of the kernel.
Our unique cracking process tries to ensure minimal damage to this pellicle and thereby retain these precious oils. The benefit of these Omega antioxidant oils to our heart, brain and general well-being is well documented (see some research articles under our ’Health’ section). And that is why Omega Walnuts works hard to ensure you get the most out of each and every nut. Not only that, but the preservation of the oils ensure a rich creamy taste.
Twice winning the prestigious WA Delicious Award voted on by Chefs is testimony to the quality of our nuts.