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Skinless Walnuts

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Skinless Walnuts

 

Dragon Herbs Walnuts are a special grade of walnut and have an especially fine, clean flavor. They are also special in that they are peeled. According to Chinese herbal tradition, the walnut skin is believed to be slightly toxic and counteracts some of the benefits of the rest of the nut. Our walnuts are refrigerated from the farm until packaging to prevent spoilage. We bag them in small quantities to protect the freshness of the nuts.

 

Walnuts are well-known here in the West as a delicacy. However, to the Chinese, walnut meat is an important tonic herb which has significant strengthening qualities. Traditionally, walnuts are said to be tonic to the Kidney Yang, and improves the Kidney’s capacity to “grasp the Qi.” Walnuts are thus beneficial to the primal energy of a human being, replenishing Yang Jing. In particular, it is used to strengthen the Kidney functions, and therefore it is used to strengthen the lumbar region of the back, the legs, the brain and the sexual organs. They are one of the only nuts considered to be a “superior herb.” That is a designation beyond being just another healthy food. No other true nut is included in this elite category of tonic herbs that also includes deer antler, Eucommia and Cistanche. As a Yang tonic, walnuts are used in tonic food preparation to benefit the creative abilities of the mind and to strengthen sexual functions in men and women, to increase physical strength and to promote longevity.  

 

Recent research and analysis in the West has shed light on the powerful nutritional benefits of walnuts. The walnut provides essential fatty acids for healthy skin and the development of body cells. Walnuts provide both monounsaturated fat and a rich supply of omega-3 fatty acids. A handful of walnuts contains almost as much omega-3 fatty acid as 3 ounces of salmon. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be probably the healthiest type of general fat (olive oil is also rich in monounsaturated fat). It has none of the adverse effects associated with saturated fats or trans-fats.

 

The walnut is one of the most heart-healthy nuts – if not the healthiest. In a heart healthy diet, you need different unsaturated fatty acids that come from a variety of vegetable sources.

 

Walnuts contain vitamin E, iron, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and folic acid, which build bones, and maintain the health of the heart and blood.

 

Walnuts also contain vitamin B6, which is helpful in relieving many of the symptoms associated with PMS. Middle-aged men with the highest blood level of vitamin B6 scored twice as high on a memory test as those with the lowest B6 level, according to Tufts University researchers. The higher the B6, the higher the memory scores. Walnuts may also support joint mobility and mood in old age.

 

The FDA allows the following health claim for walnuts: "Eating 1.5 ounces (42 grams) of walnuts each day may help fight heart disease when consumed as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and when not resulting in eating too many calories."

 

Walnuts are also used in Asia to strengthen the lungs and kidneys. They are also considered highly beneficial to the colon. Traditional Chinese dosage: 1/3 to 1 ounce daily.

 

New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found a diet containing as much as 6% walnuts (equivalent to 1 oz in humans) was able to reverse age-related motor and cognitive deficits in aged rats. The researchers believe that walnuts may have the ability to protect the brain by quenching the age- related free radicals, as well as promote neuronal communication and growth of new neurons. They concluded that adding walnuts to your diet may increase "health span" and provide a "longevity dividend" by delaying the onset of debilitating neurogenerative disease.*

 

Specifications: 1 lb.

 

Precautions:  Manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts and peanuts.

 

Ingredients: Skinless walnuts

 

Usage: Consume a handful a day for snacking or in food preparation.

 

Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to

diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.