With all the buzz surrounding gluten-free eating these days, I have been working with the California Walnut Board to come up with new ways to use walnuts.
In 1993, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published landmark research from Loma Linda University showing the heart protective quality of walnuts. In the two decades since, 91 studies and counting, worldwide, have linked numerous potential health benefits from walnuts in the areas of heart health, diabetes, weight management and cognitive function.
Better Homes and Gardens explores nutritious foods, including walnuts, for maintaining healthy cholesterol.
Nicholas Bakalar of the New York Times discusses a study suggesting walnut consumption may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women.
Approximately 75% of the world's trade of walnuts comes from California, but that far distance does not stop people from all over the globe from importing walnuts into their own country so they can take advantage of California walnuts' delicious flavor and healthful properties.
When you think about walnuts, you probably imagine a complex taste that's earthy, fruity, and tart — maybe with hints of astringency. That's why developers of walnut products must go beyond the surface to understand this nut's multidimensional flavor. Once they explore the components (polyunsaturated fat and mild tannins) found in the walnut's skin, they can easily match ingredients that complement the unique sensory attributes of walnuts.
It's official! Spain has been deemed the "New France" for foodies, and Spanish gastronomy has become one of the hottest international cuisines in the U.S. It started with the tapas craze in the 1990s, but since then Spanish main dishes and ingredients have caught on quickly, filtering down from fine-dining to fast-casual venues.
Release of the New England Journal of Medicine's positive findings on the Mediterranean Diet leaves California's walnut and olive oil processors fielding calls.
Recent research published online by the Journal of Nutrition, found an inverse relationship between walnut consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in two large prospective cohorts of U.S. women: the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHS II.
Observational cohort studies and a secondary prevention trial have shown an inverse
association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular
February is American Heart Month, and there is no better time to start thinking about how your lifestyle might be impacting your risk for heart disease, America's No. 1 killer. The good news is that many of the risk factors are within your control.