Here’s a change of pace for your favourite salad – walnut oil.
– Walnuts and walnut oil are an excellent source of both omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fats.
– Walnut oil is a good source of ALA, an essential fatty acid that boosts the immune system and has anti-inflammatory actions.
– Walnut oil contains several other types of beneficial acids: gallic acid, having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties; malic acid having antiseptic and antioxidant effects; and ellagic acid, which is a cancer-protective antioxidant with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and antiseptic properties.
– Cold-pressed walnut oil retains more nutritional value than heat-processed oils and is high in vitamin E, which helps balance hormones in both men and women.