A walnut is the edible seed of any tree of the genus Juglans, particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. The fruits of trees in the are often confused with drupes. Walnuts are a wrinkly, globe-like nut that is the fruit of the walnut tree. They grow in a hard shell that, when opened, reveals the walnut. This is then split in two, which is why you most commonly see them as flat segments. While these improvements in blood lipids were rather small, larger improvements were noted when the comparison diet was a typical US or western diet i..e, Walnuts a diet high in red meats, high-fat dairy foods, and artificially sweetened foods. Walnuts are usually eaten raw or roasted.

A diet rich in high-fat foods such as nuts always raises the concern about the potential for weight gain, but fortunately those on the high-walnut diet did not gain weight. Walnuts are rich in fat but these are largely in the form of polyunsaturated fats, as such they are a valuable vegetarian source of the essential fatty acid.

Nutrition values of Walnuts:-

The following nutrition values of Walnuts on serving of 1/4 cup is –

                                                       Calories      :     200

                                                       Protein        :     5G

                                                       Calories       :     200

                                                       Fat                 :     20G (2G Saturated)

                                                       Fiber             :      2G

                                                       CARBS          :      4G

                                                       Iron                :      6% DV

Health Benefits of Walnut’s :-

The health benefits of walnut’s are rich in heart-healthy fats and high in antioxidants. What’s more, regularly eating walnuts may improve brain health and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. These nuts are easily incorporated into your diet, as they can be eaten on their own or added to many different foods

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