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Just because walnuts look similar to our brains, doesn’t mean they’re brain food… or does it?
Would you believe us if we said studies have shown that a higher intake of walnuts was associated with better cognitive function in old age? This post will tell everything about walnut. Walnut tree is considered to be the tree of life. For thousands of years, it has stilled hunger, cured, and supported people. Walnuts are very nutritious and tasty nuts belonging to the Juglandaceae family. The United States is one of the biggest producers of this tree nut, contributing to around 0.57 million tonnes in 2017. They originated in the Mediterranean region and Central Asia and have been part of the human diet for thousands of years. The African walnut is well known in West and Central Africa, where it goes by many different names—conophor nut, ukpa, asala kaso, and ngak to name a few. Some of the walnut’s cousins include cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, and Brazil nuts. An edible seed of a drupe, walnuts’ most common variety is the English walnut. Walnuts can be eaten directly from the tree, but the flavor is milder, and the texture is softer compared to nuts that have been dried. After full ripening for its edible seed when the shell has been discarded, it is used as a garnish or a snack. It takes about 170 days for a walnut to develop and mature on a tree. Walnut trees produce, on average, 3,500 pounds of walnuts per acre. The walnut curing facility developed in South Africa, is possibly a first worldwide, in that is uses solar energy, which is then recycled to control the humidity. This ensures that the walnuts produced in South Africa can never be over dried, ensuring that quality is maintained. These nuts are rich in omega-3 fats and contain higher amounts of antioxidants than most other foods. Eating walnuts may improve brain health and prevent heart disease and cancer. They’re also used to make walnut oil — an expensive culinary oil frequently used in salad dressings. Walnuts are made up of 65% fat and about 15% of protein. They’re low in carbs — most of which consist of fiber. Walnuts contain about 65% fat by weight. Like other nuts, most of the calories in walnuts come from fat. This makes them an energy-dense, high-calorie food. Walnuts are primarily made up of protein and polyunsaturated fat. They contain a relatively high percentage of omega-3 fat, which has been linked to various health benefits. Walnuts are an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals. These include copper, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin B6, manganese, and vitamin E. Walnuts are one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and healthy fats. They may reduce heart disease and cancer risk, as well as improve brain function and possibly slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
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