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Best 5 Things You Should Know About Walnuts

Things You Should Know  There are 21 different walnut trees, but the nuts you can find in grocery stores are most likely Persian or common.

1) What’s your name?

There are 21 different walnut trees, but the nuts you can find in grocery stores are most likely Persian or common walnuts, but in the United States they are often called English walnuts. Even more confusing is Kyrgyzstan, a central Asian country, with the largest walnut forest in the world.

2) Nutritious Numbers

One ounce or about 14 halves of walnuts has 185 calories, 4 g of protein and carbohydrates, 2 g of fiber and 18 g of fat. Of those 18 grams of fat, 2 g are saturated, 3 g is monounsaturated, and the rest are polyunsaturated.

3) Omega-3 Rich

Walnuts are the only nuts that contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. That is, it is good not only for cardiovascular health, but also for muscle formation and fat loss.

4) multifunction

Lightly baked walnuts provide an excellent addition to many dishes. Put it in a salad and add it to roasted green beans in olive oil or sprinkle on Greek yogurt. Or invest in walnut oil. Expensive and not ideal for cooking (high temperatures degrade the taste and nutrient profile), but they form the basis for salad dressings.

5) short service life

The fat content of walnuts is easy to rot. Keep peeled nuts in the freezer or refrigerator to extend their life.

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