Black Walnut Trees

Black Walnuts &
Re-Inventing the Wheel

Dear brothers and sisters of the congregation of God,

To those who love the appearing of our Lord and Saviour [2 Timothy 4:8], and trust that we shall soon see His appearing in clouds of glory; here is a small bit of information that may one day, soon, serve you well. Today it may seem arcane and obscure; and even useless. But place it somewhere in your mind that you might recall it someday, even soon. I want to share this with you!

There are several Black Walnut trees where I live. The nut meats are an incredibly excellent, and a most delicious food source; rich in mono-unsaturated fats [19%], rich in poly-unsaturated fats [55%], and among the lowest of nut meats in saturated fats [only 6%]. They contain 24 grams [nearly 7/8 of an ounce] of protein per 3 1/2 ounces or 100 grams of nut meat. By weight, they are about 1/4 protein. They contain approximately 10% carbohydrates. This is a heart healthy food well able to reduce the levels of unhealthy LDL [bad] cholesterol in the blood.

The nut meats are a rich source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and in particular alpha-linolenic acid. Omega-3 oils are believed to be beneficial in the treatment of: arthritis, as anti-inflammatory agents; ADHD [Attention Deficit and Hyper Activity], and ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] in children; prostrate problems; fibromyalgia; chronic back and neck pain; and depression among all their other many benefits.

Why Not Plant a Couple Black Walnut Trees in Your Yard?

Black walnut trees are fruitful and produce large crops of nuts. They are drought resistant, but the yield is increased with regular care and regular watering. The shelled nut meats are expensive: costing upwards of $13.00 per pound. Why not plant a couple of trees in your yard.

Though they are self polinating, they will produce even better when there are two trees within approximately 60 feet of each other. They are large fruit bearing shade trees. They grow fast and will yield fruit quickly. They grow well in USDA zones 4 through 8. They will supply you and your family an excellent food source for fall and winter seasons. The nut meats will keep fresh in the shell at least six months if care is taken in their harvesting and storage. They can easily last all year when frozen. This may become critically important soon as safe foods will become harder and harder to acquire!

A Hard Nut to Crack - But There Is Hope!

However, these nuts are incredibly difficult to shell. And the yield is very low. One pound [approx. 454 grams] of black walnuts in the shell will yield only 3/4 of a cup [approx. 200 ml] shelled nut meat. The yield is among the lowest of all the common nuts.

Black walnuts are so difficult to shell that most often the nut meats are turned into powder and shattered into tiny useless bits too difficult to collect and reclaim: this results from the immense compressive forces needed to crack a dry shell. It can be an extremely frustrating process to shell these nut meats; especially when so much of the potential yield is wasted.

Some people recommend using a hammer. A bench vise will serve you much better. I have imagined several types of complex devices, and complicated machines or apparatuses that might improve the yield and make the process simpler. But today I learned something very useful, and have hinted at it in the text above without actually disclosing it.

Two Scriptures come to mind as I relate this story. The first is, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come," John 16:13.

And the second verse is, "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ," 2 Corinthians 11:3.

God has placed this wonderful food source on the earth for us to enjoy. But we have ostensibly shunned it as a viable food source because it is so seemingly difficult and frustrating to utilize, and of such apparently small yield.

The 'Secret' to Success!

Today the Spirit of Truth has revealed to me how to realize more fully the potential yield, and to make this process so much easier. The simple answer is to soak the nuts in water before shelling them. How long? You and I will both need to experiment, but, perhaps, a whole day of 24 hours.

Soaking the un-shelled nut in water serves at least two purposes: First, the shell is cracked with significantly less compressive force which minimizes the shattering of the nut meats.

And, secondly, soaking the un-shelled nut in water serves at least one other important purpose: As the nut meat inside the shell is hydrated the membrane covering the nutmeat becomes very flexible which allows significantly larger pieces of the nutmeat to be harvested intact with considerably less difficulty.

In fact the membrane of a fully hydrated walnut becomes so flexible that it can even be easily peeled! Perhaps, that may not be such a great idea as, most likely, there is very good nutrition to be found in the membrane covering the walnut kernel.

Are You Prepared?

You might wonder why I find this information so significant. Am I [are we] soon to need this information? "Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day." Matthew 24:20.

While we understand that the political machinery is not yet completely in place throughout the world to enact national Sunday laws, the political apparatus is rapidly being assembled and put in place.

While the minds and hearts of the peoples of the nations are not yet fully prepared to enforce their religious wills on dissenters and to persecute them, such preparations are being accomplished by the forces of darkness.

Brothers and sisters, the time of the end draws near. Signs in the earth, and signs in the heavens proclaim it! Will we, as a people, be prepared to stand [remain], both physically and spiritually?

An Invitation to Visit On-Line, and In Person!

I want to extend an invitation to you today to visit Angels 3 Bible.com HealthPage regularly! New information is being added continually. This web-site is designed to assist you in your preparations, both physically and spiritually, for the final events soon to come upon the earth. This web-site has been prepared for your profit! Come visit us in person, and we can talk face to face! Please come and be profited, and be benefited.

Will we be prepared to look up and say, 'This is our God, we have waited for Him, and trusted in Him: He will save us'? Or will we be fodder for the enemy of our souls, Satan?

Today is the day. Today is our salvation much closer than when we first believed! Today is the day to awake from slumber the night draweth near when no man can work! Even the physical work of the preparation of our souls [bodies] to receive our God is verily spiritual work.

Your friend at Angels 3 Bible.com HealthPage
Thomas Jeffery Forney

Black Walnut Trees



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