Walnuts rank first among all nuts in terms of the amount of EFAs, i.e. essential fatty acids.
Supposedly, 3 nuts already cover the daily requirement of omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts also contain L-arginine, a substance that helps to widen blood vessels.
They contain large amounts of antioxidants, are a rich source of valuable protein, fiber and many vitamins and minerals.
Research shows that regular consumption of walnuts may help prevent the development of heart disease. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and plant sterols contained in nuts have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system – they lower the level of LDL (bad cholesterol), have anti-inflammatory properties, reduce blood viscosity and the tendency to blood clots.
Nutritional value of walnuts per 100g
Energy value 2681kJ / 692kcal – 34% RWS *
Fat 60.3g – 86%
including saturated fatty acids 6.56 g – 33%
Carbohydrates 18g – 7%
including sugars 2.2 g – 2%
Fiber 6.5 g
Protein 16g – 32%
Salt 0.01g <1%
* Food Reference Value
Walnuts are a delicious, crunchy snack, a great addition to muesli and porridge. They are an ingredient of various types of cakes, cookies and desserts. In dry dishes, they go well with pear and blue cheese.
Store in a dry and cool place in a tightly closed container.