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  1. 2. <ul><ul><li>Walnut is a more widely used product than you would at first think. Apart from the obvious nuts, the wood and oil are also used. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The oil is used in cooking and as a varnish. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The wood is used from items such as instruments to furniture and even gun-stocks. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><ul><li>The Nut is used for many different things ranging from polishing to cooking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walnut shell is in great demand for grit blasting and barrel polishing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dyes are made from the oil for carpets in India to delicate clothing in China and even basket weaving in America. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used in sweet and savoury dishes such as walnut cake and Salsa di Noce ( a Italian pasta sauce)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walnuts have also been proven by scientists at Yale to reduce cholesterol levels. (www.walnuts.org) </li></ul></ul>(Dyed)
  3. 4. <ul><ul><li>It is mainly polished before use to bring out the colour. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is a very strong and hard wearing wood, explaining it’s use in table tops and gun stocks widely. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The patterns in the wood or ‘ the grain’ is very elegant and because of this is used instruments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The most valuable piece of the wood is the burl which is under the ground, it has the best grain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The main source of the wood is Calafornia </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><ul><li>CAlafornia is shown on this map. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the main growing distric for Walnut wood </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><ul><li>The oil is completely edible and is often used on salads. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It has a nutty quality which can be taken away by heating at high temperatures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is mostly produced in France. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used a lot by renaissance painters as a oil paint thinner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favoured by wood-workers coating wooden items that will make contact with food. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><ul><li>As is shown above in 2000/01 the U.S. Walnut industry had to increase the price by 37%. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is thought the price rise was due to the price of exporting the product. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><ul><li>There are many species of walnut tree, only the English Walnut (Juglans nigra) grows in England. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The climate in England is not sufficiently warm enough to grow in large plantations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good quality walnut oil can only be made from French walnut trees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not enough walnut could be grown in England to meet the entire English demand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The trees are grown in groves so no deforestation takes place (voiced opinions by Scierie-Forest Walnut exploiters France). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><ul><li>The Gun trade is enhanced by readily available amounts of walnut for the gun stocks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallons of fuel is being used to ship unnecessary amounts of walnut around the world to simply be wasted. (As protested by Christopher Kendall from the university of north Carolina) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walnuts are not essential to our survival. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less squirrels would be shot in plantations for stealing nuts. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. www.scierie-forest.com- Information and Images wikipedia.org- Information www.woodnut.com- Information and Images www.graftedwalnuts.co.uk- Information