Walnuts are a delicious way to add extra nutrition, flavor to your meal. While walnuts are harvested in October, but they (at ABK) are available year-round and a great source of those all-important omega-3 fatty acids. According to the researchers,'' Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios and other nuts. A handful of walnuts contains almost twice as much antioxidants as an equivalent amount of any other commonly consumed nut. Antioxidants in walnuts were 2 to 15 times as potent as vitamin E renowned for its powerful antioxidant effects, which protects the body against damaging natural chemicals involved in causing diseases.
Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids: A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is beneficial in reducing depression, attention-deficit hyperreactivity disorder (ADHD), cancer and Alzheimer's disease and there is also strong evidence that omega-3s counter inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease.
Walnuts can reduce the risk of diabetes: The mono and poly saturated in Walnuts are good for insulin sensitivity. Its been seen that women who reported eating 30 g of Walnuts at least five times per week reduced their risk of diabetes by almost 30% compared to those who rarely or never eat the nut.
Beat inflammatory diseases: Walnuts have the power to tackle inflammatory diseases like asthma, psoriasis, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.
Raises immunity: Walnuts boat antioxidant properties that enhance the immune system and protect against aging, cancer and neurological disorders.
Storage: Due to their high polyunsaturated fat content, walnuts are extremely perishable and care should be taken in their storage.Store walnuts in low moisture, (55 to 65 percent relative humidity), and low temperature 32-38 degrees F (0-3.3 degrees C) conditions. To ensure maximum shelf life and freshness, keep walnuts in an odour-free environment. Walnuts keep well in refrigerated conditions, away from excessive heat, moisture, and light.