Walnuts are not only delicious, they are rich in healthy omega 3 fats making them one of the most nutritious of the cancer fighting nuts. Although it’s easy to only think about walnuts in terms of breads, cookies and cakes during the holidays, they are extremely versatile in the kitchen, adding protein and healthy fats to veggies, salads and pestos, as well as to oatmeal and homemade granola. They are also delicious eaten by the handful, but beware as with those healthy fats come calories! These walnut recipes will give you some easy pointers to ways of adding them to your diet, and to cooking with them.
How to buy: Choose unsalted raw or roasted walnuts. Buy from a grocer with a lot of foot traffic as walnuts will taste spoiled if old. See storage below.
Storage: Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or, if you use nuts only occasionally, in the refrigerator. Their oils tend to go rancid if kept out on the counter for long periods of time.
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