Tree nuts are one of the oldest foods on earth, but they are enjoying renewed interest as evidence of their health benefits continues to accumulate. All are a good source of plant protein, provide many vitamins and minerals, and valuable phytonutrients. They have no cholesterol or sodium in their natural state and supply heart-healthy oils. Find out here which ones are tops in which nutrients, but don’t look for a winner. Eat the one – or ones – you like the best!
Walnuts: The Central Valley of California produces 99% of the U.S. supply and 75% of the walnuts eaten by the rest of the world.
Highest in omega-3 alpha linolenic acids and polyunsaturated fat.
One ounce = 12-14 halves.