With the new California Walnuts harvest starting in late August, the 2018-19 year to date results to 31st August show UK demand for ‘shelled’ California Walnuts has grown signicantly.
UK shipment figures highlight a year-on-year increase for ‘shelled’ California Walnuts of over 15 percent, equating to an uplift of 1,358,293 pounds or just over 616 metric tonnes1, a sizeable increase on 2017/18.
With the UK being an important market for the California Walnut Commission (CWC), trade initiatives continue to encourage the UK food industry to use more walnuts from California. During November, the CWC will be exhibiting at the Food Matters Live 2019 trade exhibition (19th and 20th November), taking place at London ExCeL. California Walnuts will be the ‘official plant-based supporter’ for the 2019 show.
CWC outline that their focus over the two days will be to embrace the plant-based movement and showcase how California Walnuts can be used in a variety of different ways. Nick Richardson, from The Garden Marketing & PR, the trade representative for California Walnuts in the UK, said: “California Walnuts are incredibly versatile, we want to encourage the industry to view California Walnuts in a new light and emphasise how they can be used in a variety of dishes and other NPD applications, like substituting meat in recipes.”
(1 Source: CWC Shipment gures in August 2019 – shelled pounds – 2017/18: 8,689,019 against 2018/19: 10,047,312).
For recipe ideas and inspiration visit: http://californiawalnuts.co.uk
To visit CWC at the Food Matters Live show, head over to stand H18.