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Walnut

Also Known As : Akhrot
Technical Name : Juglans regia

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is crunchy and has nutty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Walnuts are often eaten as a snack.
  2. They can also be used in salads, pasta, pizza, breakfast cereals, soups and baked goods.

Common names and forms

  1. Akhrot
  2. Broken Walnuts
  3. California Walnuts in-Shell
  4. Natural Walnut Kernels
  5. Organic Walnut
  6. Pure Walnuts
  7. Raw Walnut Kernels
  8. Walnut Kernels
  9. Walnut Whole
  10. Walnuts (In-Shell)

Description

Walnuts have aromatic leaves and flowers that are grown for their edible nuts. These edible nuts have wrinkled and round shaped shell and are yellowish-brown colour.

Health benefits

  • Walnuts are beneficial for the heart due to its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants which are good for immunity.(1)
  • Walnuts are also good for brain and improves memory.(1)
  • Walnuts help to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.(1)
  • Walnuts have various benefits for skin such as it delays skin aging and keeps the skin glowing.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for walnuts that are bright brown in color and uniform in size. Avoid walnuts that are shriveled, discoloured and have any kind of cracks.

Note

Eating too much walnuts can cause weight gain, allergic reactions, acne, nausea, diarrhea, asthma attacks and throat swelling.(2)

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