Walnuts

Walnuts (Juglans regia) are a tree nut belonging to the walnut family. They originated in the Mediterranean region and Central Asia, and have been part of the human diet for thousands of years.

Walnuts are a rich source of Omega 3 (ALA) fatty acids which help to lower “unhealthy” LDL cholesterol levels. In addition they contain a range of antioxidants which help reduce the incidence of a number of diseases.

They are also thought to be a mood-lifter, containing the brain chemical serotonin.

Nutritional Benefits

Copper

Copper is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral because it is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex cytochrome c oxidase.

Iron

Iron plays a role in energy release in the body and helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Magnesium

Supports normal healthy bones, muscle function and nerve function and is important for normal energy release within the body.

Omega 3

Omega 3 ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is an essential fatty acid which our body does not produce and therefore must be obtained through our food. ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, reduces inflammation and increases metabolism.