Red walnuts are often heralded by nutritionists as a simple, yet vitamin rich snack. The Livermore Red is high in vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, and B9, as well as iron, zinc, phosphorous, and magnesium. These nutrients, in addition to its low sugar and net carbohydrate content make red walnuts a great option for managing blood sugar levels.
Most nuts are rather high in lipids, steering fat-conscious consumers away from intaking them in high amounts. Those found in red walnuts are mostly healthy fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6, and Omega 9. This variant of walnut shares a similar saturated fat content to the standard brown walnut – about 8-10%.
If its color didn’t give it away, biting into a red walnut will immediately reveal a few of its differentiating characteristics as well. Compared to brown walnuts, you’ll notice a much tamer acidic taste when biting into a red one. Red walnuts also have a higher oil content that tends to culminate as one of the nut’s many remarkable flavors.