Walnuts are an incredibly nutritious and versatile nut that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking for a snack, an ingredient in a recipe, or a topping for a dish, walnuts can be a great addition. Not only are walnuts packed with nutrition, they also have an amazing flavor and texture. In this blog post, we’ll explore the many benefits of walnuts, the different ways you can use them, and some delicious recipes you can make with them. We’ll also talk about why walnuts are so good for you and how you can get the most out of them. So let’s get started and explore the wonderful world of walnuts!
Walnuts Nutrition Facts and Calories Chart
Walnuts are a nutrient-dense food that provide a variety of health benefits. They are an excellent source of essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Walnuts are also a good source of plant protein and fiber. One ounce (28 grams) of walnuts provides 185 calories, 18 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber. The fat content of walnuts consists mostly of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health. In addition to healthy fats, walnuts also contain several important vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamin E. Walnuts are also a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Eating walnuts may help protect against certain chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Nutritional value per 100 g walnuts:
- Biotin: 0.4 mcg
- Calcium: 76 mg
- Carbohydrates (Carbs): 6.7 g
- Chloride: 8.8 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Choline: 27.2 mg
- Chromium: 0.9 mcg
- Copper: 1.3 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
- Energy (Calories): 654 kcal
- Fat: 65.2 g
- Iodine: 0.3 mcg
- Iron: 4.3 mg
- Magnesium: 150 mg
- Manganese: 1.8 mg
- Molybdenum: 15.2 mcg
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.5 mg
- Phosphorus: 340 mg
- Potassium: 290 mg
- Protein: 15.2 g
- Saturated fat: 6 g
- Selenium: 8.1 mcg
- Sodium: 4.2 mg
- Sugars: 1.6 g
- Vitamin A: 0 IU
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.3 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 1.2 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.5 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.4 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate / Folic Acid): 52.4 mcg
- Vitamin B12: 0 mcg
- Vitamin C: 0 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 IU
- Vitamin E: 2.5 mg
- Vitamin K: 6.3 mcg
- Water: 4.3 g
- Zinc: 2 mg
Walnuts In India
Walnut is mentioned in all Ayurvedic scriptures as an excellent nervine tonic and aphrodisiac, very effective in vata-related diseases. The properties are similar to those of almond, but walnut is a more potent aphrodisiac. It is a tonic for both male and female reproductive systems. Walnut is the common name for about 20 species of deciduous trees in the walnut family, Juglandaceae. The fruit has an outer leathery husk and an inner hard and furrowed stone, or nut. The bark of the walnut tree is used to treat gum disease, among other things.
- Scientific Binomial: Juglans regia / Aleurites moluccanus
- Common English: English Walnut / Candle Nut / Candleberry / Indian walnut / Kemiri / Varnish tree / Kukui nut tree
- Ayurvedic: Akshoda / Akshodaka / Akshota / Shailbhava / Pilu / Karparaal / Vrantphala
- Unani: Akhrot
- Sanskrit: Akharota / Akhota / Akshota / Asphotaka / Gudashaya
- Hindi / Urdu: Jangli Akhrot
- Marathi: Ramakrot / Akhod / Japhala / Ranakot
- Telugu: Uduga / Natu akrotu
- Tamil: Akrottu / Nattu Akrottu / Woodooga
- Kannada: Akroda / Natakrodu / Arkod / Naadu Aakrotu
- Malayalam: Akrottu / Akshotam / Karankolam / Vadam
- Punjabi / Sindhi
Walnuts are rich in manganese which is important for nerves, brain and cartilage. Also used for many kind so skin diseases. Walnut oil is high in essential fatty acids, necessary for tissue repair and important for thyroid function. It is good sources of skin healthy vitamin E, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, iron, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), sodium and calcium. 1/4 cup of walnuts contains 70mg calcium. Despite their high fat content, walnuts do not appear to adversely affect body weight. It is good to make cold infused oils.
- Black walnut hulls are useful to expels parasites and tape worms. Adults should take 30 drops or 250 mg three times daily. This herb has a long history of use by herbalists and naturopathic doctors for the treatment of parasites.
- A chamomile tea with add 10 drops of black walnut extract is home remedy for poison oak or ivy.
- Black walnut tree are best to treat ring worms. Black walnuts have a distinctive-smelling thick green rind. Crush the rind into a pulp and apply it to ringworm up to four times a day until the condition clears up. But that pulp is toxic if you eat it, so make sure it just goes on skin. OR Take one dropper of black walnut tincture (a powerful anti-fungal agent) three times daily and a probiotic supplement three times daily to help the body better resist fungal over growth.
- The paste of the fruits is effective in reducing rheumatic pain and swelling.
- A decoction of walnut leaves is an effective remedy for gout and purifying the blood. Add a handful of leaves to 1 liter of water, bring to the boil, cover and gently simmer for 12 minutes. Drink 2 – 3 cups daily. Sweeten with honey if desired.
- Walnut oil, added to salads and vegetables, will help to ease the discomfort of irritable bowel syndrome and act as a mild laxative.
- White Walnut also known as butternut. Butternut is a mild cathartic and encourages regular bowel. It does not constipate and is often used as a habitual laxative. It also acts as a vermifuge. The expressed oil of the fruit expels tapeworm.
- Butternut also lowers cholesterol levels and promotes the clearance of waste products by the liver. Walnuts, have been shown to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Eat a handful daily. Fresh walnuts and walnut oil can encourage circulation, and because they are rich in potassium, will keep the heart healthy. Eat daily while convalescing to relieve fatigue and generally strengthen the body.
- Butternut is often used as a cleansing remedy for skin problems due to accumulation of toxins.
- Being antimicrobial and astringent, it is prescribed as a treatment for dysentery.
- In Europe, leaves are a popular home remedy for eczema and blepharitis (eyelid inflammation).
- Hickory nut or black walnut butters of more runny consistency make very good sunburn lotions.
- A decoction of walnut leaves applied to the skin will soothe mild inflammations. Put 2 teaspoons of chopped walnut leaves and 1 cup of cold water on the heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Leaving the lid on, remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and use to soak compresses or skin wash. Not for internal use.
- Walnut is useful for people on the brink of some major decision or change – for example, children leaving home, menopause, marriage, or having babies. During menopause, walnut is the remedy for anxiety about a new phase of life. Take it if you need help adjusting to the transition. People who have moved on but find old habits persistent can take walnut to break links with the past.
- Add walnut bark to the bath for rheumatism, and sore and aching muscles and joints. Apply walnut bark tincture, in a little carrier oil, to swellings and skin problems, in order to encourage healing.
- An excellent herb tea for heart disease is made from the woody, interior walls of walnuts. Use the walls from 4-5 English nuts for each cup. Soak them overnight. Then boil them for 20 mins. the next morning. Take 3 cups a day. This tea really alleviates the pressure and the pain in the chest. Tea may be sweetened with honey.
Side Effects, Warnings and Caution
Black walnuts taken in large doses can be sedating to the circulatory system and may be toxic to kidneys and liver, stains the skin. Avoid walnut leaf, inner bark, and green hull during pregnancy; the nut is safe. The nut has caused mouth sores in sensitive individuals. The green hulls and leaves have been known to cause contact dermatitis. The inner bark should be dried for one year before use, as the fresh bark can cause intestinal gripe.