Walnuts positioned as a plant-based diet
The California Walnut Board and Commission is working hard to position walnuts as the perfect plant-based protein food. Jennifer Olmstead is the Marketing Director, Domestic Public Relations for the California Walnut Board and Commission. She said you definitely don’t want to overlook walnuts when talking about plants.
“They have so many different nutrients to offer. One of them is the fact that they are the only nut that has a significant level of essential plant-based omega-3 ALA. This is the type of omega-3 fatty acid that you can get from eating these types of foods.
“And then, of course, they provide a nice amount of vegetable protein and fiber, and are a good source of magnesium too,” she said.
Olmstead comments on the Have-A-Plant eating guide available.
“It is available on the Produce for Better Health Foundation website. And we have a link to it on walnuts.org. And we worked with the Produce for Better Health Foundation to create this plant-based diet guide, aimed at health professionals, retailers and food professionals, ”said Olmstead. “
“We’ve also provided a toolkit for all of these people with recipes, social media posts, graphics and other resources to help them extract the information from the guide and share it with their own customers,” said Olmstead.
For more information, visit obstandveggies.org, where you can find the Have-a-Plant guide. There is also information on walnuts.org.