Black Walnuts are a fascinating part of American food culture. Like French and Italian truffles, they're not farmed, but wild gathered. Hammons brings in nuts that have been hand-harvested across 15 states, primarily in the Midwest. Added to salads, entrees, and desserts, the robust and rich flavors of the American Black Walnut turn everyday dishes into exciting signature creations. Unlike traditional English walnuts, Black Walnuts have a much more intense flavor, giving your recipes a bigger impact. Try them in cinnamon rolls, black walnut ice cream, or stuffing a pork loin. Black Walnuts stay fresh for up to one year when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and up to two years or more when stored airtight in the freezer. This 8 ounce bag holds 1.5 cups of nuts, ready for recipes in large pieces.