About the food
You are thinking of a delicious walnut snack, aren’t you? In addition to their rich taste and culinary versatility, walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts on Earth. So shift focus for just a minute and pay attention to the health benefits of this super-food!
1/4 cup of walnuts contains the following nutrients (% Daily Value):
- Omega-3 fatty acids: 94%
- Manganese: 45%
- Copper: 20%
Walnuts are an excellent source of the minerals, contain the highest amount of omega-3 fatty acids of any nut and it also contain numerous health benefits including the following:
- Numerous cardiovascular benefits, including LDL cholesterol reduction
- Anti-cancer benefits
- Improved bone health
- Improved brain function
- Promote weight loss
- Decreasing blood pressure
Walnuts are used in many baking recipes, but are also a great eaten raw by the handful, or sprinkled on to salads, cereals and other dishes.