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The nutritional and nutraceutical value of walnut

Code: 9781838798536
Turan Karadeniz, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey; Faik Ekmel Tekintaş, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey; and Seyit Mehmet Şen, Kastamonu University, Turkey

Chapter synopsis: Walnut fruit is rich in vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and unsaturated fats which promote human health. Walnut kernels also contain a very high amount of serotonin which is a neurotransmitter involved in regulating moods, feelings of happiness, sleep, anxiety and blood pressure. Walnut also has anti-cancer, anti-ageing, anti-tumour, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fatigue effects. Walnut green husk (WGH) has also exhibited positive effects on the alleviation of fat disorders. This chapter introduces walnuts as a source of vitamins, protein, fat and carbohydrate, and outlines their health-promoting properties.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Walnut as a source of vitamins, protein, fat and carbohydrate 3 Health-promoting properties of walnuts 4 Conclusion 5 References

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