It is said that in every one's life a moment comes when life opens up like cracked walnut and changes your point of view about how you look at it. Well, this is going be the same kind of eye-opener about one of the most Nutritious nut out there "Walnuts". Walnuts have been part of the human diet for thousands of years because of its benefits to the human body.
Types Of Walnuts
i) Chilean Walnuts
The Chilean walnuts are worldwide seen as the best quality walnuts (shape, size, taste, colour). Chile is considered a very rich country in terms of plant health and also the reason for calling them Chilean walnuts. They are grown in a special environment. The Andes in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Atacama Desert in the north and Antarctica in the south, only because of these barriers protection against harmful and external diseases is possible.
These Chilean In-shell Walnuts are purely vegetarian and do not contain any GMO. In the shell, Walnuts are earthy, fruity, and mildly tart flavour. Chilean Walnuts are good for the skin as they are packed with vitamin B also helps in fighting the free radicals induced.
India is a big market for nuts. It has 1.3 billion inhabitants and a strong culture of nut consumption. The annual consumption of walnuts in India amounts to 50 thousand tonnes and the market records 30% growth per year. Between July and September, it is a strategic moment for Chile to supply India with walnuts, as it coincides with the festival season, during which 50% of the food consumed consists of nuts. Walnuts are the third most exported product to India from Chile.
ii) California Walnuts
California walnuts are also called as Juglans californica. They are generally found in the southern California Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, and the Peninsular Ranges, and the Central Valley and they are also grown as part of mixed woodlands and on slopes and in valleys wherever conditions are favourable.
California Walnuts demonstrates a wide range of health benefits in the areas of heart health, weight management, diabetes, cancer prevention and cognitive function, make walnuts the natural defender of the human body
How Walnuts make your diet Nutritious?
Firstly they improve brain health and prevent heart disease and cancer. Yes, it's true they not only look like Brain from inside but they are also good for Brains Health.
Only consuming a handful of raw walnut a day largely lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, reducing inflammation, improving blood vessel function, thus also avoiding the risk of plaque build-up in your arteries, because oxidized LDL is prone to build up in your arteries, causing atherosclerosis.
Only 40 gram of walnuts is enough to provide you with total 185 Calories, 4.3 grams of protein, 3.9 gram of Carbohydrates, 0.7 grams of sugar,1.9 grams of Fibre and 18.5 grams of Fat. This fat is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). It’s an essential fat, meaning you have to get it from your diet.
According to the Institute of Medicine, even a single serving of walnuts meets that guideline and they also stated that each gram of ALA you eat per day lowers your risk of dying from heart disease by 10%.
Eating walnuts are beneficial bacteria that live in your gut. This promotes the health of your gut and may help reduce disease risk. Urolithins can have anti-inflammatory properties in your gut, which may be one way that eating walnuts help protect against colorectal cancer.