by Valeria Ghitti
CHOOSE IT THIS
Always buy them with the shell, which provides natural protection to the kernel, the edible seed, and allows you to keep them in the house also for 4-5 months in a dark, cool and dry environment.
«A clue of quality is precisely the black spots that some nuts show on the shell: they are traces of husk juice and they indicate that they have not been chemically bleached », reveals Lorenzo Bazzana, manager of Fruit and Vegetables at Coldiretti.
SWITCH OFF THE INFLAMMATION
«Walnuts, especially fresh, are able to supply the body with an important share of essential fatty acids Omega 3», Explains Anna D'Eugenio, nutritionist. These, in addition to counteracting the inflammatory states of the body, they regulate cholesterol and triglyceride levels and increase the fluidity of the blood, thus reducing the arrhythmia and the risk of heart attack.
"For this and by virtue of the presence of minerals such as potassium and magnesium, 4 nuts a day also have a cardiotonic effect, helping to keep arterial walls elastic ”, adds the expert.
AND CHARGE THE MIND
These fruits also contain a fair share of proteins and numerous minerals, in particular phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, iron and copper.
"Thanks to these precious nutrients, they improve tissue oxygenation, they have an anti-anemic effect and are tonic for the nervous system", says the
Dr. D'Eugenio. “They also improve the functioning of neuronal cells, positively influencing mood and strengthening memory and attention.
2 VARIETIES TO TRY
Oblong and tapered, from thin and slightly wrinkled shell, has a slightly oily kernel, which remains tasty and crunchy for a long time. Also excellent for sauces and desserts.
Di large dimensions, has a thin shell, clear kernel and strong taste. Good to be consumed naturally.
One hectogram of walnuts provides 10,5 g of protein, 57,7 g of grassi, 3,5 g of fiber, 131 mg of football, 238 mg of phosphorus e 582 calories