Kashmirs Walnuts are the single seeded round stone fruit that grow in abundance from walnut trees in Kashmir. Walnuts are high source of protein fibre, omega-3 fatty acids,Phosphorous, vitamin B-6 and healthy fats. They are good for bone health, heart and weight management. Consuming walnuts have numerous health benefits as proved scientifically around the world. Walnut trees are also found in North America, China, Iran, California, Arizona and many countries from Asia.
According to wikipedia a walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans, particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. A walnut is the edible seed of a drupe, and thus not a true botanical nut. It is commonly consumed as a nut.
Inside the walnut fruit there is a globe shaped nut which is wringly. After splitting it into two it is consumed and also sold out commercially around the world either roasted raw salted or unsalted.
Nutritional Value of Walnut (30 grams) contains
Energy: 200 calories
Carbohydrate 3.89 grams (g)
Calcium: 20 milligrams (mg)
Iron: 0.72 mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Sugar: 1 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 20 g
Walnuts are also a good source of:
Walnuts are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also a good source of protein.
Almost all the nuts have a reputation for being a high-calorie and high-fat food. However, they are dense in nutrients and provide heart-healthy fats.
The combination of healthy fats, protein, and fiber in walnuts helps to increase satisfaction and fullness. This makes them more healthful as a snack, compared with chips, crackers, and other simple carbohydrate foods.
Nuts have a high-fat content, and so they are prone to becoming rancid. Rancid nuts are not unsafe but have a sharp flavor that people may find unpleasant.
Keeping walnuts in their shells in a cool, dark, and dry place can improve their shelf life.
Kept in a refrigerator below 40 degrees Fahrenheit or in a freezer below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, they can be stored for over a year.
If you want to store them at room temperature, freeze them first at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or less for 48 hours to kill any pests.
Walnuts in Recipes
Walnuts are used in a wide variety of foods around the world. They are used in cakes, pastries, biscuits, chocolates, snacks, dishes and sweets depending how you want to consume them. To know more about such recipes there a numerous number of videos and websites which provide such information in text and videos.
Risks and Precautions
Some researchers have concluded that consuming walnuts does not lead to weight gain.
However, walnuts are dense in calories, and people are advised to consume them in moderation to reduce this risk.
A high consumption of walnuts has also been linked to diarrhea.
This could be after a person eats a large quantity of walnuts, because of the high oil or fiber content, or because they have a sensitivity, for example, in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
A 1-ounce serving of walnuts contains about 14 half-walnut pieces.
People who are allergic to nuts should not eat walnuts. If the person develops a rash or hives or difficulty breathing after eating walnuts, medical attention should be sought.
Children should not consume pieces of nut, or they should be supervised while doing so, as this can lead to choking.
Walnuts can be a healthful addition to the diet. A diet that is balanced overall and followed alongside an exercise regime is best for health.