At Diamond of California, we have offered fresh, high quality and great tasting nuts for over 100 years since we were founded by a group of walnut growers in 1912. From whole or chopped to sliced or slivered, we offer a wide range of chop types and varieties of nuts—both in and out of their shells. This includes shelled and in-shell walnuts, pecans, almonds, black walnuts, macadamias, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews and pistachios. Diamond Nuts are all unseasoned and ready for baking, cooking, snacking or even adding as a topping. We believe that adding nuts makes good food even better!
Toasting nuts adds extra flavor and crispness. For best results, we recommend toasting in the oven or on the stovetop. Nuts toasted in the microwave do not develop as much flavor or crunch. Toasting time depends on both the size and variety of the nut.
Oven Toasting: Spread nuts in a single layer on an ungreased baking pan. Place in a 350°F oven and bake 5 to 12 minutes or until nuts are golden brown; stir once or twice until toasty and fragrant. Remove from pan to cool. Nuts will continue to brown slightly after removed from oven.
Stove-Top Toasting: Place nuts in a heavy skillet over medium heat and stir or toss continuously until nuts turn a golden brown and smell toasty and fragrant, approximately 3 to 8 minutes.
Microwave Toasting: Spread nuts in a single layer in a glass pie plate. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes (check frequently; microwave ovens vary), stirring every 2 minutes. Cool.