Juglans (with 21 different species)
You rarely see whole walnuts in the stores these days; most of the time they have already been shelled. Walnuts contain high levels of antioxidants, fiber, B vitamins, magnesium and Vitamin E. Also, nuts in general contain alot of omega-3’s, which are well known to help thin blood, help with flow and prevention of clots in vessel walls. Walnuts have higher amounts of omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts. Besides protecting you from cancer and heart-disease, omega 3 fatty acids are said to ensure healthy skin and hair.
Why are walnuts a superfood?
- Highly concentrated protein
- Contain plant sterols
- Help reduce the incidence of the following:
- Coronary heart disease
My favorite way to enjoy walnuts? Candied with pungent blue cheese on a bed of dark leafy greens. I also made unique walnut encrusted halibut fillets for V-Day Dinner. Post on that coming soon (just as soon as the pics get downloaded).