• Health Benefits of Walnuts
    January 14, 2016

    A walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans (Family Juglandaceae), particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. Technically a walnut is the seed of a drupe or drupaceous nut, and thus not a true botanical nut. It is used for food after being processed while green for pickled walnuts or after full ripening for its nutmeat. Nutmeat of the eastern black walnut from the Juglans nigra is less commercially available, as are butternut nutmeats from Juglans cinerea. It is nutrient-dense with protein and essential fatty acids.

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    Walnuts

    Health Benefits of Walnuts

    English nameWalnuts
    Hindi nameAkharoṭa
    Telugu nameAkroṭlanu
    Content/ 100gEnergy 2,738 kJ (654kcal)
    Carbohydrates 13.71
    Vitamins:
    Vitamin A equiv.
    beta-carotene
    lutein zeaxanthin
    Vitamin A
    Thiamine (B1)
    Riboflavin (B2)
    Niacin (B3)
    Pantothenic acid (B5)
    Vitamin B6
    Folate (B9)
    Vitamin B12
    Vitamin C
    Vitamin D
    Vitamin E
    Vitamin K
    Trace metals:
    Calcium
    Iron
    Magnesium
    Manganese
    Phosphorus
    Potassium
    Sodium
    Zinc



    Health BenefitWalnuts purify blood and the dried nuts contains triglycerides which minimize the risks of heart failure. Finally, walnuts reduce signs of cancer at preliminary stages.

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