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Value-added approach revives fortunes of Italian walnut sector

This article was originally published in Foodnews

WALNUT production in Italy, once a thriving cottage industry, plummeted with the rise of large-scale production in countries like California and Chile, due to the huge cost disparity. But by taking some inspiration from successful walnut industries elsewhere, and finding original ways to add value to the tree nut, the Valier company, a family-run business based in the Veneto region, has turned a minor product into an unusual success-story.



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