Walnuts

 

Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Nuts in general are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids - the good fats) that have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts, in particular, have significantly higher amounts of omega 3 fatty acids as compared to other nuts.

More than a decade of scientific evidence shows that incorporating walnuts in a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood vessel elasticity and plaque accumulation. Walnuts have also been shown to aid in the lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and the C-Reactive Protein (CRP). CRP was recently recognized as an independent marker and predictor of heart disease.

FDA Approved Health Claim for Walnuts:
In 2003, the FDA recognized the benefits of nuts and their role in heart disease prevention by approving a health claim for 7 kinds of nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts). These seven nuts were approved as they are the only kinds that contain less than 4g of saturated fats per 50g.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup (25 g 10-11 large halves) 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 147
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g  
Trans Fat 0.2g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0.5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 0.7g  
Protein 3.8g 8%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 

Walnut Kernels packed in 30 lbs vacuumed in aluminum foiled bag and finally packed in Cartons.