Walnuts - A Source of Omega-3 - Glendas Farmhouse

The fuel for your life is set at your table. Bringing sufficient nutrition to your family can be difficult in a world full of convenience and junk foods. Fortunately, walnuts provide a terrific source of Omega-3, among other nutrients, and they offer a very convenient way to add integral elements to your family’s diet. Glenda’s Farmhouse provides quality walnuts, conveniently delivered and wholesomely grown.

Benefits of Omega-3 Found in Plant-Based Sources

Walnuts - A Source of Omega-3s

The common assumption may be that Omega-3 fatty acids must come from the consumption of fish, which makes it difficult for busy lives. However, walnuts and other plant-based sources are key to consuming sufficient Omega-3s.

Omega-3s are fatty acids that must be acquired through food and dietary supplements; our bodies can’t make them. The three forms are:

  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
  • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
  • ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)

EPA and DHA Omega-3s come from consuming fish, including salmon, mackerel, and trout.

ALA Omega-3s come from plant-based sources, including walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseed, vegetable oils, and animals that feed on grasses with Omega-3s in them.

ALA Omega-3 and Cardiovascular Health

The ALA found in walnuts is as effective as other Omega-3s in promoting cardiovascular health.

ALA Omega-3 and Brain Health

Studies have suggested that the ALA found in walnuts and other plant sources leads to the brain’s development of EPA and DHA levels.

ALA Omega-4and Longevity

Researchers have also found that higher levels of omega-3 acids in the blood increase life expectancy by almost five years, similar to quitting smoking.

The Best Source for ALA Omega-3s – Walnuts

Walnuts are the only nut with a significant amount of ALA Omega-3, and they’re also a convenient way to supplement your meals. As a topper for oatmeal, salad, soup, or ice cream; an ingredient in morning smoothies; or even as a substitute for meat in loaves, burgers, tacos, and more; walnuts are a versatile ingredient that should be a staple in every pantry.

Specific Culinary Uses for Walnuts

We all understand the appeal of walnuts as a snack paired with fruit or as part of a healthy trail mix, but walnuts can be prepared in so many other ways.

  • Breadcrumb replacement
  • Flaxseed, hemp, chia, or nut butter replacement in smoothies or meal replacement drinks
  • Kick up the flavor of lean proteins by coating them in walnuts; buy them already ground from Glenda’s Farmhouse, or purchase them whole and grind them yourself
  • Crackers, bread, and rice replacement

Glenda’s Farmhouse’s fresh, quality natural walnuts deliver healthy nutrition, including Omega-3 essential fatty acids. As a branch of Andersen & Sons Shelling, we continue the family business of providing wholesome foods for American families, as we have since 1904.

Buy High End, Quality Walnuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse:

  • One source – grown, hulled, dried, shelled, sorted, stored, packaged, and sold all within our walls.
  • CCOF – Certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers
  • Non-GMO project verified
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Certified vegan
  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification

Whether you’re looking for minor changes to improve your table’s nutrition or you plan to transition to a Mediterranean, vegetarian, or vegan diet, choose walnuts as a significant source of Omega-3. Glenda’s Farmhouse is the place to buy whole or crumbled and flavored walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, and flavored sea salts. We provide convenient online ordering, or you may call (530) 839-2236 to speak with our team.