Walnuts are one of the few plant foods with a significant content of omega-3 fatty acids (similar to blue fish). These fats are essential because they provide prostaglandins (type 3), which are substances that fluidify the blood, reduce total blood cholesterol levels, and are antithrombotic.
They also contain omega-6 fatty acids, which provide prostaglandins (type 1) with anti-aggregating, hormonal and growth regulating effects.
Walnuts are a good source of vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties and reduces cholesterol.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 play an important role in the processes of assimilation of energy nutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) and are important for the formation of red blood cells, the production of sex hormones, and the nervous system.
The trace elements present in nuts, such as copper, zinc, and magnesium,. It promote red blood cell formation, metabolize hormones, improve skin and nail condition, and process proteins and fatty acids.
Nuts are gluten-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.