Walnuts, along with Brazilian nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pine nuts and pistachios, belong to the Walnut family. Each of these species has a variety of nutrients.
But if we talk about Volosh fruits, then most of the nutrients are contained in them in quantities close to 100 percent daily norms. For example, a quarter cup of peeled fruit is an exceptional serving of manganese, copper, molybdenum, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids, and a host of other ingredients.
Walnuts contain over a dozen phenolic acids, numerous tannins, and a wide range of flavonoids. Vitamin E, found in walnuts, is especially beneficial because instead of the more common form of alpha-tocopherol in nature, it is in the form of gamma-tocopherol. In this variation, vitamin E helps to strengthen the cardiovascular system.
Another unique feature of these fruits is the following: despite the high calorie content and high amount of fat, this product is very nutritious without causing obesity. Walnuts contain more polyunsaturated fats, which are important for the heart and blood vessels, than any other nut. In addition, this product contains the following elements: copper - important for the heart, bones, nervous system, immunity; phosphorus - a mineral needed for bone density; folic acid - pregnant women especially need it; vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - important for immunity, nervous system, prevents anemia; ellagic acid - an antioxidant that is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, prevents cancer; catechin - a flavonoid that is important for the heart; melatonin is a neurohormone necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system, heart and blood vessels.