Kashmiri walnuts sourced from the hills of Kashmir are best known for their unique flavor and nutrient-rich characteristics. Compared with other nuts, which typically contain a high amount of monounsaturated fats, Kashmiri walnuts are unique because the fats in them are primarily polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and are the only nut with a significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid. Moreover, Kashmiri walnuts have insignificant amounts of sodium and are cholesterol free.
Generations of craftsmen in Kashmir adopted techniques of art over centuries from travelling artisans, most recently in the 15th century from the followers of King Zain-ul-Abidin. A collective of woodcarving, copper engraving, carpet weaving and hand-made paper pulp art called Papier-Mache.