Maximize your heart fitness, weight loss efforts, and overall health by reaping all of the benefits of regular consumption of organic walnuts. Keep a supply on-hand from Glenda’s Farmhouse.
Glenda’s Farmhouse Quality Products
As the daughter company of Andersen & Sons Shelling, we are the sixth largest walnut producer in California – processing 50-70 million pounds of walnuts annually.
We prioritize family and community, good health and nourishment, the land and sustainable processes, and innovation and tradition in farming practices.
The Health Aspects of Walnut Consumption
Walnut trees produce stone fruits with a single seed – walnuts.
Healthy fats, protein, and fiber are found abundantly in walnuts, providing benefits to cardiovascular health, bone strength, weight management, and inflammation mitigation. Eating walnuts will help you breathe easier, think better, stay skinny, avoid cancer, and more.
The wrinkled, spherical nut within a walnut fruit looks like a brain, even having two “hemispheres” divided down the middle. They’re typically sold as whole pieces, halves, raw, roasted, salted, or unsalted. Glenda’s Farmhouse also sells flavored walnut crumbles as meat alternatives – Savory, Asian-Inspired, and Mexican-Inspired – as well as Brownie-Flavored Walnuts.
To examine the health benefits of walnuts, let’s begin with a nutritional breakdown:
Nutrition Facts based on 1 cup of organic walnuts (30 grams)
- 200 calories
- 3.89 g carbohydrates
- 1 g sugar
- 2 g fiber
- 5 g protein
- 20 g fat
- 20 mg calcium
- 0.72 mg iron
- 0 mg sodium
Walnuts offer an ample supply of manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and iron. With protein, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and Omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts deserve the status of a Superfood.
Nuts have an unfortunate reputation as an unhealthy snack with tons of calories and fats, but they’re rich in the types of fats you want to consume with a fiber-rich content that mitigates much of the caloric content. Eating nuts provides increased satiation, leading to a lowered risk of overeating.
A diet rich in walnuts leads to a healthier heart, healthier bones, less risk of cancer, and even a lowered chance of gallbladder illness.
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which improves overall heart health.
Fiber and nutrition density allows those who eat walnuts to eat less and have a higher metabolic rate.
Copper, manganese, and magnesium improve bone strength and maintain collagen and elastin.
The fat within walnuts can turn rancid, which doesn’t affect safety but will affect the taste. Airtight containers that keep walnuts cool and dry will make walnuts last longer. Frozen will give you the longest shelf life, refrigerator temps will help your walnuts last longer than they will on the shelf, and for the longest time at room temp, flash-freeze them first.
Incorporate walnuts into the diet:
- Top a salad in place of croutons
- Make healthy, homemade granola
- Make a walnut pesto
- Grind into a meat alternative
- Throw into a batter
- Top yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal
Organic walnuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse benefit your family’s health, and they simplify providing nutritious options for snacking and cooking. Order online for delivery straight to your door, and keep these and our other products on hand for wholesome nutrition made easy.