Imports of California walnuts to Germany are once again impressive despite the pandemic. While in-shell walnuts recorded a remarkable increase of 26.7%, California walnut kernels are still Germany’s favorite.
Demand for foods that offer health benefits, such as walnuts, is on the rise opening up new opportunities for innovation.
More than 99% of the walnuts grown in the United States are grown in California’s Central Valley which are grown, harvested, and processed following strict Federal and State food safety regulations - a plus for ingredient transparency. The California Walnut industry continually invests in food safety training and food safety research projects and has earned a reputation for producing the highest quality walnuts in the world while maintaining an exceptional food safety record for a century.
For the current harvest season, the harvest volume of California Walnuts is estimated to reach 607,814MT.
Even the bearing acres in California increased again slightly in the 2020/21 harvest year – an answer to the steadily growing demand for California Walnuts.
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