Black Walnuts (juglans nigra), are native to the central and east-central United States (65% from Missouri). They are less common than regular walnuts and have a rough, hard shell. Black walnuts are harvested from wild trees, and the nutmeats are popular regional ingredients in baked goods, ice cream, and confections. Since they have a bold, robust flavor, black walnuts are used mostly as ingredients rather than snacking.
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