Walnuts are very popular due to their high omega-3 fatty acid content, as well as their other health benefits. There are many phyto-chemical compounds found in them that may contribute to overall antioxidant activity, including melatonin, ellagic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids, and polyphenolic compounds. Potential health effects include the prevention of premature aging, inflammation, and neurological disorders.
Uses for Walnuts
Golden brown Raw Walnuts have a soft, creamy texture and a sweet, fresh flavor and aroma. A delicious natural snack, they are a wonderful addition to sweet or savoury recipes. Toss in salads for crunch and flavor, or make muesli or home-made granola. Crunchy candied walnuts can be made by roasting walnuts in maple syrup.