Walnuts Raw (no shell) Australian
Walnuts raw are high in energy and contain an array of health benefits as they are packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats and many vitamins and minerals that are all essential for optimum health.
Walnuts belong to the tree nut family, along with Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios. Each has its own unique nutritional profile. One-quarter cup of walnuts provides more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum and biotin.
Walnuts also contain compounds called sterols, which are naturally occurring plant compounds that are chemically similar to cholesterol. Some plant sterols are not absorbed by the digestive tract and block the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. 28 grams of walnuts contains 50 milligrams of plant sterols, which scientists believe may play a chemo-protective as well as a cardio-protective role.
Recent studies show that raw walnuts also contain an omega-3 fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid (ALA). A high intake of ALA is known to be protective against heart attack. Studies suggest that 2 grams of ALA – the amount in about 28 grams of walnuts a day is sufficient to produce these benefits and improve other aspects of your health an a number of ways. ALA is known to reduce the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer while offering multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease.
Antioxidants are crucial to your health and walnuts contain several unique and powerful antioxidants such as quinone juglone, the tannin tellimagrandin, and the flavonol morin.6. These are only available in a few commonly eaten foods so you can see why these amazing nuts are so special. Research shows walnut consumption may support brain health due to the amounts of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants.
Take advantage of all the amazing benefits this precious walnut has to offer by including it in your daily diet.
Storage: In an airtight container placed in a clean, dry, cool area, free from infestation, recommended Temperature 0-15° Celsius.