INNOVATION: Novelties in plant-based walnut products.

Today in our series about walnut products from other countries, we’re featuring a new item available in the USA: "Walnut Crumble" from Glenda's Farmhouse in three flavors - classic, Mexican-inspired and Asian-inspired. The different flavor profiles are perfect for a wide range of dishes and add variety to the menu. What makes this so inviting is that it’s used in a similar way to soya crumble that German consumers are already used to. This purely plant-based product only needs to have hot water added at home and is ready to eat in just 5 minutes. 

It’s gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and keto-safe, which makes it suitable for a wide range of diets. They can be used as a nutrient-rich base for a variety of dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, spaghetti sauce, meat-free handheld pies and casseroles.

Plant-based alternatives to conventional meat products are increasingly being demanded globally. Forecasts predict the market for plant-based foods to grow by 11.9% by 2027, with a value of USD 74.2 billion. 1 

Today’s consumer is looking for easy to understand, familiar ingredients and California walnuts offer enormous potential, with their soft, creamy texture, healthy fats, and umami characteristics which make them ideal for plant-based meat alternatives. California walnuts are a purely natural food that’s suitable for clean label formulations. Glenda’s is made with 70% chopped walnuts combined with dried mushrooms, cereal and legume flakes, topped off with a blend of spices. Just think what new creation you can develop.

Contact us at for inspiration and formulation ideas for spaghetti bolognese, walnut chorizo and more.