Walnuts, also known as pecans, are a product of a walnut tree – a tall woody plant, which has many different species distributed throughout the world. world, from Eastern Europe to Japan, from southeast Canada to California.
When returning to Vietnam from the shape of cause and effect after the peeling, very similar to a miniature brain, strange and quite strange so it is called walnuts.
Uses of walnuts
Good for heart health
Walnuts are a rich source of antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats (healthy fats). They may reduce a number of factors, the risk of heart disease, especially when combined with other healthy lifestyle habits.
Cancer is the abnormal growth of one or more cells. And many types of cancer can be prevented by using healthy foods and walnuts are a healthy food because it contains so many healthy compounds that can prevent cancer like: Omega -3, Phytosterols, Gamma-tocopherol, …
Good for brain health
A number of documents at the US Library of Medicine prove that nuts can improve brain function. These documents also show that walnuts may help reduce depression and age-related brain function impairment (especially improving memory, supporting good sleep for the elderly).
Good for people with diabetes
Eating walnuts as a substitute for other foods will help lower blood sugar levels every day. and using insulin in the body, walnuts can help us greatly improve this condition.
Allergy to walnuts
According to the US National Institutes of Health, walnuts are among the 8 allergenic foods. And the harm to allergies is quite serious.
Here are some signs to identify when you are allergic to walnuts:
- Itchy throat, mouth, skin, eyes or any other area.
- Pain and cramping in the abdomen.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Swallowing difficulty.
- Stuffy or runny nose.
- Shortness of breath.
A few notes when using walnuts:
How to peel walnuts
Walnut skin will be quite hard and thick, so when you split its shell, you need to use pliers or specialized objects to remove the shell, you should put the walnut in the pliers so that the gap between the two pieces of shell contact with pliers. Then squeeze it, the walnut shell will crack without being crushed
In addition, you can also replace pliers with other tools such as a sharp knife, screwdriver … The way to do it is to put the tip into the head (stem) of the walnut, then detach it easily.
After you’ve got the inner part of the walnut, you can use it to cook into many different dishes, here are some ways to use walnuts that are commonly used by people.
How to use walnuts
There are many ways to use walnuts ranging from simple to complex, so depending on your needs, you can choose the most suitable way.
Method 1: Roast walnuts and use them
This is the simplest way to use walnuts, this way, you just need to put the walnut in the microwave and bake at a temperature of about 160 degrees Celsius to be able to use immediately. Walnuts are processed in this way when eaten will be very fleshy and fragrant.
Method 2: Make milk from walnuts and almonds
Ingredients to prepare: 50g almonds, 50g walnuts, 15g alum sugar.
Directions: Chop chopped walnuts and almonds, crush and take away. Then put the mixture into the blender, add water to the machine and leave it on grain mode. Rock sugar is crushed, put in microwave for about 1 minute. Then take the blended mixture from the blender, add rock sugar and you have a glass of walnut milk and almonds that are cool and nutritious.