Australian Walnut Industry Association
AWIA is the peak body representing and promoting the walnut industry in Australia.
AWIA provides standards for best practice in all aspects of walnut production, from orchard development, through harvesting and processing, to marketing.
Effects of Long-Term Walnut Supplementation on Body Weight in Free-Living Elderly: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Healthy adults (mean age 69 years) were randomised to receive 28-56g walnuts/day to incorporate into their usual diet or no walnuts (the control). After 2 years, no significant differences were observed between the control and walnut groups regarding body weight or body fat. Lean body mass, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio remained essentially unchanged. The results indicate that incorporating walnuts does not adversely affect weight.read more
Walnuts are optimal healthful foods, containing a number of bioactive nutrients, which helps to explain their health promoting effects.read more
Featured Walnut Recipes
Top these with a wedge of triple cream and caramelised fig or, for a completely different taste, with shredded roast duck or something like julienned apple and witlof. This recipe makes about 20 cakes. Ingredients 240 gm (about 300 ml) of wholemeal flour 70 gm oatmeal...
Serves 8 Preparation and cooking time 40 minutes. Ingredients 350g walnuts, toasted 5 eggs, separated 1 cup (220g) caster sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract icing sugar, for serving Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C in fan-forced). Grease a 24cm non-stick...
Ingredients 1½ cup of dates (stones removed) 2 cups of walnuts (or other nuts) ½ cup of castor sugar ¼ cup of water Juice of half a lemon Walnut or olive oil (Icing sugar if desired for presentation) Instructions 1. Chop the dates roughly and process in a food...