Walnuts are nuts of trees belonging to Genus Juglans. Walnuts have a hard outer shell which is removed. Walnuts have the shape of a little a brain with two cotyledons. Walnuts have a brown skin which is filled with antioxidants, fighting agents of preventing cancer (especially colorectal breast and prostate cancers).
Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which improve Cardiovascular health. Walnuts also reduce total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins).
Walnuts are high in energy but low in Glycemic index(Ability of carbohydrates to increase Blood glucose levels); hence it is very good for diabetic patients.
Walnuts are proven to be good for brain function. Walnuts are said to be good for Alzheimer’s disease.
Walnuts can be consumed directly or be added to both sweet and savoury dishes or be used as a topping.
Walnuts can be added to cakes, muffins, cupcakes, bread, pesto, chutney, salads, sauces, pies, cookies, morning cereal.
Walnuts can also be used as a topping on ice creams, parfaits to add a nutty and crunchiness.
Walnuts have a mild, earthy and tangy flavour nevertheless the bit bitter flavour of the skin.