Walnuts A complete guide

Walnuts A complete guide

Posted 2017-09-01 by noshnoshfollow
The intelligence of nature often gifts us with perfectly packaged sources of nutrition, although they can be easily overlooked.

Walnuts are one such example of a food - contained within a conveniently portable shell - that offer an impressive nutritional punch despite their size.

With a delicious crunchy texture and subtle, nutty flavour, walnuts are a smart and desirable addition to any meal or diet.

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Health benefits
  • Rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, vital to healthy brain and nervous system function.
  • Good source of fibre, keeping us feeling full for longer.
  • Good source of copper, required to eliminate free radicals from the body.
  • Good source of manganese, needed to combat infection.
  • Good source of biotin, naturally balancing blood sugar levels.

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    How to enjoy
  • Simply grab a handful for a snack on the go.
  • Enjoy sprinkled over porridge, granola or muesli.
  • Roughly chop and add to cake, biscuit, slice or energy ball batters.
  • Toss through veggie slaws or pasta salads.
  • Blend with fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil for a homemade pesto.

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    With their high fat content, walnuts are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge (for up to 6 months), or freezer (for up to a year).

    What do you think of walnuts? Share your favourite ideas and recipes in the comments section.

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