Scientific research suggests California Walnuts may offer benefits to your heart, for example a handful of walnuts a day can have a positive effect on the elasticity of the blood vessels helping to keep the cardiovascular system healthy.
California Walnuts are also the only tree nut to contain a significant amount of the plant-based omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), 2.7g/ 30g, that the body needs but can only get from food and which helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels.
The mild and creamy flavour of California Walnuts means they can be used to add extra taste and texture to a variety of dishes. So why not try them in one of these heart healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack ideas this February, and beyond?
Start the day with an omega-3 boost with these California Walnut Muesli Baked Nectarines.
With rolls of aubergine mixed with juicy tomatoes and crunchy California Walnuts, this Parmigiano makes for a tasty meat-free dinner option. Make in advance and simply cook when needed.
Simple and delicious, this Miso California Walnut & Chicken Stir Fry can be rustled up in just 10 minutes. Great served with rice or noodles.
Love tea? Love cake? Combine the two in this tasty California Walnut Tea Loaf. This recipe uses an Earl Grey tea bag but any flavour tea bag will work just as well.
This Strawberry, California Walnut & Date Smoothie makes for a delicious breakfast or snack. Simply blitz all the ingredients until smooth and enjoy!