The whole truth about walnuts - the most interesting and useful facts.
A walnut is a mighty nut tree with a spherical, broad crown. It is cultivated because of valuable edible fruits and wood, can be used as a medicine.
Walnut- an ideal product for someone who wants to strengthen memory, to become smarter and healthier. He is a real aristocrat among nuts, although he is not a nut.
In a strictly scientific sense, a walnut is not a nut at all, it is a drupe. Why "walnuts"? The name was fixed in Russia due to the fact that the first large deliveries of healing nuts were from Greece. At the same time, the habitat of a walnut tree is much wider than the territory of the Balkan Peninsula - from America to Central Asia.
In ancient Greece, these fruits were called "the acorns of the gods." This name they received because of their healing properties. Even in antiquity, it was observed that regular consumption of walnuts improves memory and develops the brain.That is why in Babylon, walnuts were considered food for the few - it was forbidden to use them for commoners - so as not to become painfully clever.
Walnut is deservedly considered one of the most useful products. If you eat at least one nut each day, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of atherosclerosis. The walnut kernels contain iron, cobalt, zinc, and copper. In addition, walnuts are rich in vitamins. Consumption of these fruits helps with diabetes, stress, cardiovascular diseases and anemia.
Men walnut helps restore potency, is a good prevention of adenoma and prostatitis. Women can eat nuts at least in order to give the skin elasticity and beauty. You can also make cosmetic milk from walnuts, and decoction of walnut leaves is an excellent means for washing and strengthening hair.
Walnuts - aliens
Obviously, everyone noticed the similarity of the kernel of a walnut with the human brain. This parallel allowed Kira Bulychev to publish in the journal “Science and Life” (under the heading “Academy of Jolly Sciences”) a letter from the alleged pensioner Lozhkin, which convincingly proved that walnuts are our brothers in mind.As Bulychev argued, under each nut shell is a strong family, the ideal form of life. The evidence was so convincing that a heap of letters from readers who decided to stop eating nut aliens began to come to the journal’s editorial office. Such is the "Lenin-mushroom".
How to choose?
In no case do not buy peeled nuts. In addition, it is unsafe (you never know where they lay), stale peeled walnuts lose some of their healing properties. Before you buy a kilogram - buy a few pieces to check. If the nuts in the batch turn out to be good - ripe and tasty - take a little more. Walnut is a cunning fruit, it is not in vain like a brain.