Missouri State Legislature on the Black Walnut

Hammon Black WalnutsChapter 10
State Emblems
Section 10.100
State tree nut–black walnut.
10.100. The nut produced by the black walnut tree (Juglans nigra) known as the “Eastern Black Walnut”, is selected for and shall be known as the official tree nut of the state of Missouri.

According to the Missouri Secretary of State:

The nut produced by the black walnut tree (Juglans nigra), known as the eastern black walnut, became the state tree nut on July 9, 1990. The nut has a variety of uses. The meat is used in ice cream, baked goods and candies. The shell provides the soft grit abrasive used in metal cleaning and polishing and oil well drilling, and is also used in paint products and as a filler in dynamite.


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Black Walnut Stuffing with Sausage and Wild Rice

Ingredients for Black Walnut Stuffing

  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 lb. pork sausage, lightly browned
  • 8 cups toasted bread cubes
  • 1 cup Hammons Black Walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp. thyme leaves


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Directions for Black Walnut Stuffing

  1. In large bowl combine wild rice, pork sausage, bread cubes and Black Walnuts.
  2. Over medium-high heat, melt butter in a skillet; add celery and onion, sautéing until soft. Add to stuffing mixture.
  3. Stir in eggs, parsley, and raisins.
  4. Slowly stir in chicken broth until stuffing is moist and holds together.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, poultry seasonings, and thyme leaves.
  6. Turn into greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Makes enough stuffing to accommodate an 18- to 20-lb.turkey or approximately 20 servings.


Recipe courtesy of the Hammons Product Company.

In 1946, Ralph Hammons couldn’t keep enough black walnuts on his grocery store shelves in the little town of Stockton, Missouri. He invested in a cracking machine and began buying wild nuts from the hard-working Ozarks people who gathered them each fall. Hammon Walnuts are now the world leading supplier of Black Walnuts





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APA style
Black Walnut Stuffing – Missouri State Tree Nut. (2013, November 12). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 22:49, November 21, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/12/black-walnut-stuffing-missouri-state-tree-nut/
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