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Kashmiri walnuts are organic as no sprays and fertilisers are used in their cultivation.
On a global scale, India stands eighth in terms of walnut production. And within India, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the major walnut-producer with annual output of around 2.66 lakh metric tonnes grown on 89,000 hectares; J&K accounts for more than 98 percent of the total walnut production in India.
Three varieties of walnuts are grown in Kashmiri: the Kagzi is a large nut with thin shell, the Burzul is a medium-sized nut, and the Wonth is hard and mainly used to extract oil.
India has exported 2,482.59 MT of Walnuts to the world for the worth of Rs. 73.98 crores/ 9.88 USD Millions during the year 2021-22. Major Export Destinations during the year 2021-22 was United Arab EMTs, France, U.K., Djibouti, Germany and New Zealand.