Thursday, May 17, 2018

Celebrate Walnuts - National Walnut Day

A walnut is used for food after being processed while green for pickled walnuts or after full ripening for its nutmeat. The walnut is nutrient-dense with protein and essential fatty acids.

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Adding Walnuts to your Diet
1. Walnut meats are available in two forms; in their shells or shelled. The meats may be whole, halved, or in smaller portions due to processing.
2. Walnuts are often candied and may be used as an ingredient in other foodstuffs.
3. Pickled walnuts are the whole fruit can be savory or sweet depending on the preserving solution.
4. Walnut butters can be homemade or purchased in both raw and roasted forms.
5. All walnuts can be eaten on their own (raw, toasted or pickled) or as
6. Walnuts can be added to muesli
7. Add to oatmeal
8. Add crunch to a salad
9. Mix into a vegetable stir-fry for extra protein.
10. Popular in brownie recipes

Walnut oil is available commercially and is chiefly used as a food ingredient particularly in salad dressings. It has a low smoke point, which limits its use for frying.

More than 99% of the walnuts in the U.S. are grown in California’s Central Valley. Internationally, California walnuts supply three-quarters of the world’s walnut trade.

Walnuts have a positive impact on heart health and also may improve cognitive function.

Recipe
Beet, Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad, California Walnut  


References
1. Walnut, Wikipedia  
2. California Walnut, Resources and Recipes  
3. 4 Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory, Marisa Moore, #RDN, #eatright 



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