Food Find: Red Walnuts
A small serving of walnuts (1/4 cup) contains 95 percent of the daily omega-3 fatty acids you should be getting in your Lifestyle diet. They’re also rich in antioxidants, (hence the red) vitamin E, fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fats that reduce bad cholesterol and raise the good kind, HDL.
They are a bit sweeter than a regular walnut and make for a beautiful addition to any dish: cereal, salad, baked goods, etc. The color alone is worth the extra dollars you will spend on these beautiful nuts.
Unlike traditional walnut trees that take 2-3 hears to be harvested, red walnut trees take 8 years to a decade to harvest so you can see they are quite special. Give these a try enjoy their beauty and powerful benefits!