Continuing my research into alternative oils, Walnut oil may be the best of the best. Walnuts, as outlined by Gary at www.healthnowwealthforever.com, are the nut with the highest nutritional value. Their oil is also the highest in nutritional value, of all the nut oils.
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B-1, B-2, and B-3, Vitamin-E and niacin, the health benefits of walnuts and/or were first identified in 1931 when researchers discovered that they were a significant source of vitamin C. Since then numerous studies been done to evaluate the effects of walnut and walnut oil consumption on disease prevalence, mortality, and disease risk factors. It is now well established that eating walnuts regularly has definite health benefits, the most important on being a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease. Walnuts are also rich in phytonutrients and are an excellent source of selenium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, iron, and calcium
In order to get these benefits it is important for the walnuts to be uncooked and fresh. Awakening and curing the walnuts is the best way to achieve this. The serving size of walnut oil is less than the amount of walnuts needed to get the same nutritional benefit.
With a nutty taste, it is best in uncooked recipes as a salad dressing or finishing oil. It can be used in baking to enhance the walnut flavor. Walnut oil is beneficial for your whole body, inside and out.
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