The ornamental walnut tree has been cultivated for centuries and available in many varieties from English (Persian) walnut, black and white walnut; the English walnut actually originated in India and countries near the Caspian Sea.
An excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, walnuts benefit cardiovascular protection and have anti-inflammatory effects, aiding skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Their content of copper and manganese aid in the production of antioxidants, helping to protect cells from free radical damage.
- Purchase whole walnuts that feel heavy in their shell and ensure the shell has not been cracked or stained, which are signs of hidden mould.
- Add texture to your desserts by sprinkling crushed walnuts over ice cream and drizzling with honey.
- Toss your walnuts into a freshly, grated raw carrot salad and add a dessert spoon of chopped raisins.
- Eat a small handful of walnuts as a healthy, energizing snack, which will keep you away from sugary foods.
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