WALNUTS ARE EXCELLENT SOURCES OF ANTIOXIDANT NUTRIENTS AND PROVIDE HIGH LEVELS OF ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS WHICH ARE REQUIRED FOR OPTIMUM BRAIN FUNCTION AND THE REGULATION OF A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Walnuts are part of the Tree Nut Family, which also includes Pecan Nuts.
There are around 20 species of Walnut, but the best-known are the Persian Walnut (Juglans regia), sometimes called the English Walnut, and the Black Walnut (Juglans nigra).
The Persian Walnut is the most popular and has a smooth, tan-coloured shell that is easy to crack.
The Black Walnut, which is native to North America, has a stronger flavour and is covered by a very rough shell that is hard to crack,the Persian Walnut was sent from Persia to Ancient Greece and made its way through Europe during Roman times.
It finally arrived in Britain in the 15th century. Walnut Oil was a highly prized cooking ingredient in the Middle Ages and it is enjoying a renaissance in seasoning and cooking today.Iy os actually the only Tree Nut that has a high content of Alpha Linolenic Essential Fatty Acid the important 'Omega 3".(20 to 23%).
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