Heartnuts for Valentine's Day! A rare, delicious nut shaped like a heart, opens like a locket

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NutsandSeeds.co.uk, a London based company, are introducing a brand new nut or seed to the UK every month. Last month they welcomed Black Walnuts. This month they’re introducing Heartnuts!

The Heartnut is a beautiful variety of the Japanese Walnut. Heartnuts grow very well in the UK

Heartnuts are a rare and delicious nut that are shaped like a heart and open like a locket! They have a mild, sweet taste that is delicious raw, in cooking or baking. Like walnuts they have the same heart healthy properties of omega 3 and 6.

NutsandSeeds.co.uk, a London based company, are introducing a brand new nut or seed to the UK every month. Last month they welcomed Black Walnuts. This month they’re introducing Heartnuts!

Heartnuts are a beautiful variety of the Japanese Walnut. They are a rare and delicious nut that are shaped like a heart and open like a locket - with two heart shaped halves.

Once inside, the small pieces of nut meat will delight your taste buds.

The heartnut has a pleasing taste of a mild, sweet Walnut but without the bitterness. Like walnuts they have the same heart healthy properties of omega 3 and 6 and are packed full of healthy antioxidants, protein and fiber which are proven to be good for cardiovascular health and brain function.

A wonderful nut raw, in cooking or baking, it is especially flavourful toasted. They can be used in any recipe that uses walnuts. Heartnuts make a wonderful pesto and are delicious in cookies and baked goods. The mild, sweet flavour is excellent with cheeses such as feta.

The Heartnut’s beautiful shells are also great for crafting. The heart shape, sturdy structure, and texture work very well in wreaths and decorations. Your imagination is the only limit to its uses!

If you’re a grower, Heartnut trees are fast growing, hardier and more vigorous than walnut trees, less prone to disease and more tolerant of wet climates. They have the potential to grow very well in the UK and Ireland and NutsandSeeds.co.uk are highly supportive of English growers. We already sell English grown cobnuts, chestnuts and walnuts from UK organic farms.

For more information, recipes and to purchase Heartnuts fresh this season, raw and in shell, visit NutsandSeeds.co.uk

NutsandSeeds.co.uk was formed in June 2011, a London based company specialising in fresh, raw, organic Nuts and Seeds. The site offers a range of UK grown products as well as rare varieties for consumer and business customers. If you would like more information about this topic, photos, or to schedule an interview with Richard Osborne, please call 020 8133 2240 or email nutsandseedsuk(at)gmail(dot)com.

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