Q & A: Ask the Health Professionals
Walnuts: A whole food with a unique nutritional profile.
Walnuts are a nutrient-dense food that earned one of the first approved qualified health claims by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for a whole food. Unique among nuts, walnuts contain the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid.
Walnuts contain a variety of antioxidants.
Unique among nuts, walnuts contain the highest amount of ALA.
Walnuts can help Americans get these important components of a healthy diet.
One ounce of walnuts is a powerhouse of important nutrients for optimum health.