Thursday, September 24, 2015

walnut, a tough nut to crack (walnut, Juglans regia L.)

walnuts & benefits
Walnuts appear in Greek mythology with Karya’s myth, the daughter of the King of Laconia, whom Dionysus fell in love with and transformed her into a wonderful green walnut tree!
Another legend reveals us that Gaios Pompeius, among the treasures of Mithridates, found a handwritten recipe containing the antidote for poisons; one of the ingredients was also the walnut.

Walnut tree is large and wonderful, native to Persia and Armenia and is now found in Caucasus and Caspian seas, in the north of India but also in southern Europe. Walnuts are also mentioned by Plutarch.

Walnuts are actually high- protein food. They are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins and plant sterols and contain high amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated). Wlnut consumption has many benefits for the heart and the arteries, benefits for diabetes, anti-cancer benefits, improve memory and thinking, provide better sleep, fight obesity and help in bone health.
They promote the body health, reduce bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol. Their rich antioxidant action prevents from aging and cancer, improves bowel function and helps maintain weight due to the sense of satiety they give as we consume them.

Walnut oil has moisturizing, tonic and anti-inflammatory properties, absorbs easily and quickly from the skin and is suitable for the body as well as for the face. It offers anti-aging and regenerative action, softening properties, is effective in removing makeup and provides natural sun protection. It is effective in fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis.

recipes with walnut

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