Walnuts are a heart-healthy snack with a rich, nutty flavor and crisp, buttery texture that make it versatile enough to incorporate into your diet. Add it to your salads, baked goods, pasta, or simply snack on them with spices and honey.
What makes it unique? Walnuts have higher antioxidant activity and significantly more healthy omega-3 fats than any other common nut.
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- Additional information
- Personal Wellness Benefits
- Environmental Wellness Benefits
- Serving Suggestions
- Nutrition Facts
Personal Wellness Benefits
- Rich in antioxidants – Walnuts are an excellent source of antioxidants that can help fight oxidative damage in your body, including damage due to “bad” LDL cholesterol, which promotes atherosclerosis.
- Excellent plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids – Walnuts are significantly higher in omega-3 fat than other nuts, providing 2.5 grams per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. Omega-3 fat from plants, including walnuts, is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fat that helps reduce heart disease risk.
- Reduces inflammation – Inflammation is at the root of many diseases and can be caused by oxidative stress. The polyphenols in walnuts can help fight this oxidative stress and inflammation.
- Promotes a healthy gut – Eating walnuts not only nourishes you but also the beneficial bacteria that live in your gut. This promotes the health of your gut and may help reduce disease risk.
- Reduces cancer risk – Urolithins in walnuts have hormone-like properties that enable them to block hormone receptors in your body that may help reduce your risk of hormone-related cancers, specifically breast and prostate cancers.
- Helps manage diabetes – Eating walnuts can help control type 2 diabetes and reduce your risk of the disease, as the nut may help control your weight. Walnuts might have more direct effects on blood sugar control as well.
Environmental Wellness Benefits
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100% raw walnuts
Though it’s simplest to eat walnuts one by one as a snack, there are plenty of tasty ways to use them in dishes.
- Sprinkled on leafy green or fruit salads.
- Chopped and used in whole-grain bread and scones.
- Crushed to use as a coating on fish or chicken.
- Served atop oatmeal or yogurt.
- Serving size: 1 walnut
- Calories: 26
- Saturated Fat: 0.2g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.9g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g
- Sodium: 0.1mg
- Potassium: 18mg
- Carbohydrates: 0.6g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.3g
- Sugars: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.6g
- Vitamin C: 0.1% of DV
- Calcium: 0.3 % of DV
- Iron: 0.7% of DV
6 – 12 months
Store in an airtight container and keep in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.
Q: What sets walnuts apart from other nuts?
A: Tree nuts and peanuts are quite different nutritionally. Walnuts are unique compared to other nuts because they the only nut that contains a significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Q: Does heating affect the nutrient content of walnuts?
A: The nutrient profile of walnuts changes insignificantly when roasted, toasted or baked for short periods of time. For information on the proper way to toast walnuts, you may refer to this video: How to toast walnuts! – YouTube.
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