Walnuts are native to Asia Minor and Southeast Europe. They have a funny shape similar to a brain and they are known for their high nutritional value.

Benefits:

  • Walnuts are a high-energy food rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
  • They are beneficial during premenstrual syndrome due to their high vitamin B6 content.
  • They are recommended for dry skin because of their linoleic acid, zinc and vitamin E content.
  • Walnuts contain a significant amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids.
  • In addition, they are one of the foods with the highest antioxidant content.
  • They also provide protein and fibre.
  • They are a good source of magnesium and phosphorus, both minerals needed to keep healthy.

Uses:

- Food:

  • Unshelled and shelled walnuts are used for direct consumption and shelled walnuts are used in baking and cooking.
  • They are also currently used for manufacturing plant-based walnut drinks.