Round stone fruits with a single seed, i.e. walnuts, are produced by the walnut tree. Although walnut trees are typically thought to be native to eastern North America, they are now widely grown in places like China and Iran as well. The walnut fruit has a wrinkled, globe-shaped nut inside of its husk. To be offered commercially, the walnut is divided into two flat segments.

Generally speaking, nuts are thought to be a high-calorie, high-fat food. However, Persian walnuts also contain a lot of beneficial minerals and heart-healthy fatty acids. Walnuts are a strong source of protein and have a high concentration of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fats. Walnuts are a better snack than simple carbohydrate foods like chips or crackers because of the combination of good fats, protein, and fibre they provide.

Consuming any type of plant-based diet has long been linked to a lower risk of several lifestyle-related diseases like obesity and diabetes. Numerous studies suggest increasing consumption of plant-based foods like walnuts can reduce mortality as a whole as well as the risk of heart disease. Such foods also increase energy consumption, support good skin and hair, and reduce overall body weight. 

Good Heart Health

Good Heart Health

Walnuts' mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids lower harmful LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This, in turn, lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

Reduced Blood Pressure

Eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure as well as in people who have high blood pressure and are under stress.

Encourages optimal brain function

One amazing feature of walnuts is their shell, which resembles a small brain. However, research indicates that walnuts may be beneficial for your brain. Nutrients in walnuts support healthy ageing of the brain and prevent it from severe inflammation.

The Diet and Walnuts

Due to their high-fat content, nuts are prone to going bad. Although they are not harmful, rancid nuts have a harsh flavour that some people may not like. Walnuts' shelf life can be extended by storing them in their shells in a dark, cool, and dry environment. Walnuts can be kept for more than a year when kept in a freezer below 0 degrees Fahrenheit or a refrigerator below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to keep them at room temperature, you can freeze them at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 48 hours. Depending on when you intend to use them, keep walnuts in an airtight container in the freezer for the longest possible shelf life. Walnuts can avoid getting rancid by being kept cold. Walnuts should not be kept in the same freezer as foods with strong smells or scents, such as onions, fish, or garlic, as walnuts might pick up flavours from other foods.

July 22, 2023 — Tavazo's Blogger