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Health Benefits : Walnuts are rich source of Monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and a excellent source of omega -3 fatty acids which help in lowering the LDL i.e. “bad cholesterol” and increasing the HDL i.e. the “good cholesterol” thus preventing coronary artery diseases and strokes. Eating just 25 g of walnuts per day provide 90% of the recommended daily intake of omega – 3 fatty acids.Rich in phyto – chemical substances, they help to remove toxic – free radicles from the body and protect it from diseases, cancer as well as infections. It’s scientifically proven that walnuts have highest level of popyphenolic antioxidants than any other common edible nuts. Eating just 6 to 7 walnuts per day can reduce the risk of diseases caused by free radicals from the human body. An excellent source of Vitamin E , which is 21gms per 100 gms. It is required for maintain the cell membrane and protecting skin from harmful oxygen free radicals. They are packed with important B – complex groups of vitamins and are an incredible source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium iron etc. Precaution Safety : Walnut allergy may be caused due to cross reaction with the food substances used with these nuts. Allergy may lead to severe physical symptoms like pain abdomen, vomiting, swelling of lips and throat leading to breathing difficulty, and chest congestion. Therefore, it is advised to avoid any food preparations that contain these nut products in known case of walnut allergic individuals. Storage : Un-shelled walnuts can be placed in cool dry place for many months, whereas shelled (without the outer shell) kernels should be placed inside airtight container and kept inside the refrigerator to avoid them turn rancid. Culinary Uses : Enjoy eating them as a snack as they are available as roasted, salted or sweetened. Add as toppings in yogurt, pizzas, and pies or crush them and sprinkle over salads,desserts, sundaes and other cream based products. Candied Walnuts can be added as the seafood toppings and widely used in various confectionaries such as biscuits, sweets and cakes.