- 100% raw
- 100% vegan
- Certified organic
- No additives
It is no surprise that the regal and delicious walnut comes from an ornamental tree that is highly prized for its beauty. From ancient times through the nineteenth century herbalists prescribed the walnut, the bark, the roots, and the leaves to treat a number of health problems. The nut itself was used to prevent weight gain, calm hysteria, eliminate morning sickness, and to strengthen one's constitution. Walnuts are considered a super food because they contain a full complement of vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and folic acid. They also contain a wealth of minerals, such as iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc, Omega 3 fatty acids which are found in only a few plant food sources and Vitamin E (alpha, beta, delta and gamma-tocopherol) making them exceptionally high in antioxidants.
The delicious walnut is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture. Walnuts' concentration of omega-3s (a quarter-cup provides 90.8% of the daily value for these essential fats) has many potential health benefits ranging from cardiovascular protection, to the promotion of better cognitive function, to anti-inflammatory benefits helpful in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Walnuts, pecans and chestnuts have the highest antioxidant content of the tree nuts. Walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that supports the immune system and appears to have several anticancer properties. Since walnuts contain relatively high levels of l-arginine, an essential amino acid, they may also be of special import when it comes to hypertension.
There are many studies that show the significant health benefit of walnuts. For example, a study conducted at the Lipid Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, and published in Circulation reveals numerous ways through which walnuts promote healthy heart and blood vessel function. Not only did a walnut diet significantly reduce total cholesterol (a drop that ranged from 4.4 to 7.4%) and LDL (bad) cholesterol (a drop ranging from 6.4 to 10%), but walnuts were also found to increase the elasticity of the arteries by 64%, and to reduce levels of vascular cell adhesion molecules, a key player in the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
Finally, want a better night's sleep? Try our Organic Walnut Butter straight from the jar or with a snack or as part of a dessert before you go to sleep. Melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which is involved in inducing and regulating sleep and is also a powerful antioxidant, has been discovered in walnuts in bio-available form, making them the perfect evening food for a natural good night's sleep.
Our Organic Walnut Butter also contains cashews. Cashews provide essential fatty acids, B vitamins, fiber, protein and are significant sources of iron (essential for red blood cell function and enzyme activity), magnesium (promotes energy release and bone growth), phosphorus (builds bones and teeth), zinc (essential to digestion and metabolism) and selenium (has important antioxidant properties, thus protecting the body from cancer). Cashew nuts also contain significant amounts of phytochemicals with antioxidant properties that protects the body from cancer and heart disease. Like other nuts, cashews are high in saturated fat but they are lower in total fat than almonds, peanuts, pecans, and walnuts. They are also, like all other tree nuts, cholesterol free.
Our Organic Walnut Butter containins 100% organic, raw golden walnuts and organic, raw cashews and can be used to create a delicious dessert by mixing with apples, agave syup and cinnamon. You’ll feel invigorated as your body absorbs the raw, healthy energy unlocked from deep within the walnut kernels.
Note: Oil separation occurs naturally in the jar; so stir it before serving. If you want to soften it, warm it gently using warrm water or a warm cloth wrapped around the jar --but do NOT put it in the microwave. Refrigerate for longer life.
There are no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, stabilizers, added oils, GMO's and it contains absolutely no peanuts, gluten, dairy components or pesticides