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Naturally shelled walnuts
Sicilian walnuts are a food rich in nutritional properties and enormous benefits.
In particular, shelled Etna walnuts are full of vegetable proteins, omega 3 and energy.
Walnuts are known from a nutritional point of view above all for their richness in mineral salts, such as magnesium, potassium and calcium, as well as a source of vegetable proteins.
They are also a source of vitamins, among which vitamin E stands out.
Let's not forget that walnuts are a source of omega 3 fatty acids, the 'good' fats that contribute to lowering LDL cholesterol and the correct functioning of our body. Omega 3 fatty acids protect us from inflammation.
Shelled walnuts also contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant beneficial to the immune system and whose anti-cancer properties are being explored by science.
According to the signature theory, walnuts, having a shape very similar to that of our brain, are useful and beneficial for this organ which is perhaps the most important in our body.
The fact that walnuts are rich in substances beneficial to the brain and nervous system, such as omega 3 and mineral salts, is gradually confirming this theory.
Further studies are confirming the benefits of walnuts for heart health .
In particular, walnuts help prevent all circumstances that can put the heart and circulation at risk, starting from high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. These benefits can also be extended to other dried fruit, such as almonds for example.
DOSicily nuts, used in cooking
The uses of dosicily nuts mainly concern cooking and nutrition.
Walnuts are used mainly as a snack but also as a condiment for various dishes, such as pasta , rice and salads .
Walnuts are increasingly used to fill bread and focaccias and in sandwiches as an extra touch.
Other uses of walnuts in the kitchen involve the preparation of homemade sauces and condiments, such as walnut pesto.