Noci Sgusciate Gr 200
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Nuts Shelled Gr 500

Shelled nuts

Walnut is rich in mineral salts, and fatty acids (useful for fighting cholesterol) and is a very caloric food.

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Nuts: Properties and Benefits

Walnut is a fruit of which there are ancient testimonies; it seems to come from Asia and was introduced to Italy by the Greeks. Its plant is imposing and majestic, and in addition to its precious fruits it is a plant highly appreciated for the quality of its wood that is highly sought after. Its leaves are very voluminous and in spring the green flowers will appear, followed by the fruits of the nuts, oval in shape and covered with a kind of compact green shell called mallo. When the nuts ripen, the mallo dries and opens, dropping the walnut to the ground; before being consumed nuts need a period when they need to be let dry, due to the strong moisture accumulated inside the mallo.

Walnut, inaddition to containing phosphorus, calcium, iron and potassium, is the fruit richest in zinc and copper, elements that we usually draw from meat; why nuts are particularly indicated in a vegetarian diet. They are an oily fruit and consequently rich in nutrients; their caloric power is very high, it is thought that for every 100 grams of nuts provides about 580 kilocaloe. Vitamins contain A, B1, B6, F, C and P; finally they are very rich in polyunsaturated fats that help fight LDL, better known as "bad" cholesterol.

Healing properties and benefits of nuts

According to American research, nuts,in addition to being hypercalorial, have anticancer properties, in particular their regular consumption prevents the onset of breast cancer, this thanks to the abundant presence of omega3 fatty acids, as well as a high content of antioxidants. Thanks to the presence of alpha-linoleic acid, they also have digestive and diuretic properties. Vitamin E, characterized by strong antioxidant properties, is able to control the dangerous effects of free radicals so feared. Also relevant is the presence of an essential amino acid, called arginine,very important for the health of our arteries; in fact,arginine provides the walls of the arteries with nitroxide,a substance capable of combating and preventing arteriosclerosis. Several studies have also shown that regular nut consumption would greatly reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Finally, in addition to the benefits described above we can say that nuts have additional properties: antianemas, draining, energetic, laxative, nutrients, remineralizing, vermifuges.

Average nutritional values per 100 gr. of edible product

calories

654.00 kcal

proteins

12.23 g

carbohydrates

1.71 g

Unsaturated fatty acids

56.10 g

fibres

6.70 g

calcium

98.00 mg

magnesium

158.00 mg

potassium

441.00 mg

Vitamin E (tocopherol alpha)

0.70 mg

arginine

2.27 g

Pack of 500 Gr shelled walnuts

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