Walnuts From Kashmir In Shell | Akhroot Soft Shell
Known in hindi as “Akhrot”, walnuts are a modern day superfood. Their enormous health benefits, have made their demand all over the world increase by significant amounts. Among nuts, the case may be made that walnuts are king, as research shows they may boost your health in a number of ways at very easy-to-achieve “doses”. Eating just about three pieces of in shelled walnuts, may be all it takes to take advantage of their beneficial properties.
Walnuts are high in protein, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, trace minerals, lecithin and oils. Compared with other nuts, which typically contain a high amount of mono-unsaturated fats, walnuts are unique because the fats in them are primarily poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and are the only nut with a significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid. Moreover, walnuts have insignificant amounts of sodium and are cholesterol free.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALNUTS: Maintains optimal Blood Pressure: walnuts are very beneficial to the cardiovascular system and reduces blood pressure.. Boosts immunity: High amounts of anti-oxidants in walnuts keep your immune system healthy and prevent the onset of
Usage of Walnuts from Kashmir
3 pieces of whole inshell walnuts must be consumed on daily basis for visible benefits. You can further improve the quality of walnuts by soaking them in water overnight. This will tend to lower some of the enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid.
After soaking, you can dehydrate them at a low temperature, until they are crispy again, as they are far more palatable when they are crunchy. Many people remove the outermost layer of the shelled walnut, however Kashmir sales mart recommends its customers to resist the urge to remove it.
Outermost layer of the shelled walnut which is whitish, brownish, flaky has a bitter flavour but upto 90% of the antioxidants in walnuts are found to be in that skin, making it the healthiest part to consume. Walnut can be used in many recipes, bakery and confectionery. They are a multipurpose nut.
Recommendation for Storage for Walnuts from Kashmir
Inshell walnuts must be stored in a cool and a dry place.
They must be stored at a place away from rodents and pests.
Jain dry fruit recommends its customers to break inshell walnuts as per their consumption, as the outer cover protects the kernels inside. So ideally break walnuts as per use only, rather than all in advance.
Refrigeration can be done, in case the need is to preserve the walnuts for very long duration.
Shelf Life for walnuts from Kashmir
In shell walnuts have an average shelf life of 8-10 months, when stored in a cool environment. However, when refrigerated the life can be extended by a few more months.