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Chopped Walnuts (Juglans regia)

Chopped Walnuts (Juglans regia)

The Latin word Juglans is derived from the Latin Jovis glans, meaning ‘nut of Jupiter’ or ‘nut of the gods.’ It was believed that the gods ate these superior nuts. The word regia means royal and this stems from its role as an important source of food and timber.

The walnut tree, belonging to the Juglandaceae plant family, grows all over the world in places like North and South America, Europe, Asia and has also been cultivated in England.

The large walnut tree can grow up to 100 ft high and 12ft in diameter. In late spring catkins and flowers appear followed by the fruits. The fruits each contain the woody nut.