Natural Walnuts (in shell) - Kinnaur
Introducing Pure Natural “Walnuts” (In Shell), From the beautiful orchards of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. They are also known as “Akhrot”. They are round, crunchy, single seeded stone fruit enclosed in a hard shell and are available in their natural state and hence are a little bitter in taste. They are cultivated naturally and are handpicked. The geographical location of Kinnaur and the pollution free environment of it gives walnuts a unique and delicious taste.
Walnuts originated in the Mediterranean region and are now grown worldwide. They are single seeded stone fruit in the shape of a brain grown on the walnut tree and are cracked open to consume. They are nutritious and are rich in antioxidants. They are significantly higher in omega-3 fats and contain healthy fats, fiber, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, vitamins and minerals like copper, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin E, vitamin B6 and manganese. They have high oil content and hence their oil is considered to be the best. They are well packed with nutrients and have a lot of health benefits like-reduces the risk of heart diseases, reduces inflammation, reduces the risk of cancer, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps control blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, boosts memory and improves brain functions, preserves physical functions, reduces anxiety and depression, improves male fertility, strengthens bones and teeth, improves immune system, reduces the risk of gallbladder diseases, improves blood circulation, good for hair and skin and helps in reducing the negative results of H.pylori infection.
Walnuts are also known as “superfood” and are used for making desserts, making oils, used as a dressing for salads, pastas, desserts, breakfast cereals, oatmeal and yogurt, soups and all, used for making dips and sauces, curries, sandwiches, pesto, protein shakes, smoothies and are also used for making confectionary items and are used for sprinkling on food as well.
One can consume 2-3 ounces of walnuts per day and the best time to consume them is as a mid-morning snack or as an evening snack or before sleeping at night. They can be consumed raw, roasted, baked or chopped by removing the outer shell. The best way to consume them is by soaking overnight. One can consume them regularly to get the best effects and they are good for kids as well. Individuals who are allergic to walnuts should avoid them. If consumed in large quantities a person can get diarrhea.