Protein, Fiber, Magnesium and Phosphorous

Walnuts can help Americans get these important components of a healthy diet.

In addition to antioxidants and essential ALA/omega-3 fatty acids, an ounce of walnuts provides a convenient source of protein (4 grams) and fiber (2 grams). Most Americans don't get enough dietary fiber which promotes healthy bowel function and helps you feel full — a key component in maintaining a healthy weight. Walnuts are also a good source of magnesium (44 mg/oz) and phosphorus (98 mg/oz) – both important minerals involved in the body's processes and necessary for achieving optimal wellness.