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The Wonders of Walnuts

May 24, 2011

A new study has found that a handful of walnuts has nearly twice the antioxidants as an equivalent amount of any other nuts, and that the antioxidants in walnuts are two to 15 times as potent as vitamin E.

The study, by Dr. Joe Vinson, of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, in the US, ranked walnuts above eight other varieties of nuts including almonds, pecans, pistachios, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, macadamias and peanuts.

Dr. Vinson presented his findings to the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in March 2011, and noted that nuts in general are packed with high-quality protein as well as vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.

Even though nuts are high in calories, Dr. Vinson added that only about seven walnuts a day are needed to cash in on their health benefits.

Source:  HSI E-Alert (UK) 24/5/11