Walnuts are known as one of the world famous "four nuts" along with hazelnut, almond, cashew nuts. Walnuts are rich in nutrients, hectogram containing 15~20 grams of protein, more fat, 10 grams carbohydrates; and contain essential calcium, phosphorus, iron a variety of trace elements and minerals, and carotene, riboflavin and other vitamins. It is beneficial to human body and is one of the most popular nuts that among people.
Health Benefits of Walnuts Kernels:
1.Walnuts Kernels are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids (about 72%) like oleic acid.
2.Walnuts Kernels are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in γ -tocopherol.
3.Walnuts Kernels are a rich source of minerals such as manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
4.Walnut oil has a deliciously nutty aroma and possess excellent astringent properties.
5.Walnuts Kernels are a rich source of many phytochemical substances that may contribute to their overall antioxidant activity, including melatonin, ellagic acid, vitamin-E, carotenoids, and polyphenolic compounds.
6.Walnuts Kernels are a rich source of all-important omega-3 essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and arachidonic acids.Eating as just as a handful (25 g) of walnuts every day can provide about 90% of RDI (recommended daily intake) of omega-3 fatty acids.