Walnuts are nutritional powerhouses.
Organic Walnut Pieces are a brilliant source of nutrition and a great cupboard staple for any health food fanatic. Choosing pieces is an economical way to enjoy these tasty nuts but if you prefer the more traditional look we also sell organic walnut halves.
Walnuts are one of the oldest tree foods known to man and their use dates back to 7000 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans recorded the medicinal use of walnuts for a range of ailments. Today we have the nutritional knowledge to know these nuts are a powerful health tool for any diet.
In the nutrition stakes walnuts win the nut contest hands down. If you don’t like the slightly bitter skins then buckle up, because this is where all their antioxidant power lies. Walnuts are high in protein so they make a good addition to plant based diets and are rich in omega fats.
Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.
The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Walnut Pieces.
Organic Walnuts are a source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and are high in protein, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. They are a source of thiamin (B1), Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron and zinc.
Omega 3 (ALA) and 6 Fatty (LA) Fatty Acids: ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and both essential fatty acids are needed for the normal growth and development of children. This effect is obtained with daily intake of 2g of ALA and 10g of LA.
Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and the formation of connective tissue. It is also needed for the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin B6: This important nutrient contributes to normal functioning of the immune system, physiological function, immune system function, hormone function and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.
Zinc: This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. It is also needed for cognitive function, fertility and reproduction
B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser. It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.
Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.
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*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g
*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g
Walnuts have a very high oil content. Given the right conditions they will go mouldy. Keep walnuts in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
For optimum storage keep in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.