The nutritional benefits of walnuts have clearly convinced the researchers of its benefits when taken as a whole that is without removing its skin. Walnut skin has 90 percent of phenols and also the tannins, phenolic acid and flavonoids. Some people believe in removing the skin of walnut. However its advantages tell us not to do so. As it is a rich source of phenols.
The type of vitamin E present is walnut is somewhat different but it’s of great benefits. Its vitamin E is not present in the usual alpha-tocopherol form. Rather in gamma tocopherol. High level of vitamin E is present in walnut in gamma-tocopherol form. It has been known by studies that this form of vitamin E plays important role in the health problems related to men. It provides protection against heart diseases.
Still not everyone is familiar with the benefits of walnut. Small percentages of people consume nuts of any kind. The recent studies have shown that only 5.5 percent of people with their age ranging between 19 to 50 years take nuts. They actually do a good job of adding nuts in their diet. A lot of differences have been shown in the health of nut eaters and non nut eaters. People who take nuts in their diet on the average take in 5 grams more fiber, 73 more milligrams of calcium, 260 milligrams more potassium, 3.7 milligrams more vitamin E, 95 more milligrams of magnesium and 157 milligrams less sodium on the daily bases!
Walnuts are easy to get. They are found in many countries. The statistics show that 38 percent of walnuts are found in US. Other major producer countries of walnut include California, Sacramento Valleys and San Joaquin. The local availability of walnut gives considerable advantages. Quinine jug lone which is an important phytonutrient is found in none other than walnut. A large number of other valuable and rarely found phytonutrient like flavonol morin and the tannin tellimagrandin can be seen in walnut. These act as valuable anti inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients. They help in reducing the chances of some cancers including breast as well as prostate cancer.