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WALNUT

NUTRITION CHART

The walnut kernel consists of two bumpy lobes that look like abstract butterflies. The lobes are off white in colour and covered by a thin, light brown skin. They are partially attached to each other. The kernels are enclosed in round or oblong shells that are brown in colour and very hard.

Walnuts are revered since ancient times as a symbol of intellectuality, since their kernels have convoluted surface inside the shell resembling as that of Brain!

WALNUT TREE

Regal and delicious walnut comes from an ornamental tree that is highly prized for its beauty.

Scientific Name of this tree is JuglansNigra (Black Walnut) / Juglansregia (English/Persian Walnut, Carpathian Walnut). The tree belonging to Juglandaceae family, in the genus: Juglan. Juglan species plants are medium sized, semi-tropical, deciduous trees believed to be originating in the mountain ranges of Central Asian or southern Europe region.


Walnut tree is a popular nut and lumber tree. There are 21 species of tree in theJuglans genus. The most commonly grown tree for nuts is the English or Persian Walnut. The Carpathian Walnut is a more cold-hardy variety of the English/Persian Walnut, but many people consider them interchangeable. In the United States, the Eastern Black Walnut is a very common tree for nuts, which is prized for its stronger flavour but much more difficult extraction; however, it may be even more valued for its high quality wood from a relatively fast growing tree. Walnuts are great shade trees, great nut producers, and may be considered a wise investment for your children or grandchildren.

HISTORY

The English/Persian Walnut is native to Central Asia. Alexander the Great introduced this tree to Macedonia and Greece in the 4th century B.C. The Romans continued this spread throughout Europe, England, and northern Africa. It was introduced to the Americas in the 17thcentury by colonists.The Black Walnut is native to the eastern United States. It was introduced to Europe in 1629 to be used primarily as a high quality wood tree. It is more cold-hardy than the English/Persian Walnut.


HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING WALNUTS

Walnuts have amazing health benefits. Walnuts improve cardiovascular function and have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. Walnuts are a powerhouse of nutrition. Here are some healthy reasons to get more walnuts into your diet.

WALNUT IMPROVE SLEEP

Walnuts can help in getting a good night's sleep. The body's pineal gland produces the hormone melatonin that induces sleep and helps regulate sleep. This hormone is found in walnuts, thus, makes walnut a great evening or bedtime snack for improving your sleep.




WALNUTS ARE DIETER-FRIENDLY

Although high in fats and concentrated in calories, the fats in walnuts are healthy fats. And walnuts are a great source of fibre and protein. As a result, eating walnuts helps you feel full and feel satisfied. This is good news for dieters.



WALNUTS PROVIDE ANTIOXIDANT DEFENCE

Walnuts are a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid that the body can't manufacture. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant defence protects healthy cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.

Some conditions that walnuts provide defence against are eczema, psoriasis, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis. But most notably, the photochemical ellegic acid helps support the immune system by preventing cancer cells from reproducing.

WALNUTS LOWER RISKS

Walnuts have been shown to lower your risk of gallstones and lower your bad cholesterol. The omega-3 fatty acids that lower LDL cholesterol are much higher in walnuts than other nuts.



WALNUTS IMPROVE BLOOD VESSEL HEALTH

Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent erratic heart rhythms, make blood less likely to clot, and impact how much plaque accumulates in blood vessels. The essential amino acid, l-argnine, helps blood vessels relax andremain smooth, improving the elasticity of the blood vessel. This means improved mental function and protection against heart disease and stroke.

EAT WALNUTS INSTEAD OF SATURATED FAT

Eating walnuts reduces your risk of coronary heart disease. But simply adding walnuts on top of high calorie meals laden with saturated fat isn't the way to go about it. Instead, you need to replace foods containing high amounts of saturated fat with walnuts.

Improve your health the delicious way. Grab a handful of walnuts today, and help improve your cardiovascular health, help protect yourself from damaging free radicals, improve your sleep, and so much more.


BEAUTY BENEFITS OF WALNUT OIL

High in vitamins and proteins, walnut oil works wonders for your skin.Apart from eating walnuts, the use of it in the form of oil also helps your skin. They are known to be rich in fibre, Omega-3, protein and other vital minerals.

FIGHTS WRINKLES

It is believed that walnut oil has been recommended to fight wrinkles since at least the 17th century. Though walnut oil is greasy and rich, yet if you apply it on your skin daily, it helps treat wrinkles and fine lines and makes your skin look younger!


BEAUTY BENEFITS OF WALNUT OIL

High in vitamins and proteins, walnut oil works wonders for your skin.Apart from eating walnuts, the use of it in the form of oil also helps your skin. They are known to be rich in fibre, Omega-3, protein and other vital minerals.

TREAT PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is known to be a painful and persistent skin condition that can be eased with the use of walnut oil. Add this oil to your bath or use it topically on your skin to treat this condition.