In a ‘nutshell’, yes. Walnuts are high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats. This is great news, as current UK dietary guidelines recommend the majority of our fat intake is of the unsaturated kind (as opposed to the less healthy saturated kind). A generous 83% of a walnut’s fat content is unsaturated. Walnuts are also a rich source of the essential omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which can deliver some surprisingly great health benefits.
Read more about good fats on our plant-based eating page.