Walnuts featured regularly in my mother's kitchen and she was quite fastidious about quality and freshness. There would be no rancid walnuts used in any of her baking, thank you very much!
To my huge delight, the Robertson family, who grow walnuts in the Bright region of Victoria, are back at the Capital Region Farmer's Markets with their Alpine Nuts stall, so I can stock up on extra fresh walnuts direct from the farm.
Nutritionist, Catherine Saxelby, reminds us that around half the weight of walnuts is fat, but it is 60% polyunsaturated and they contain no cholesterol. In fact, you are allowed to eat walnuts on diets for lowering your cholesterol, provided you are not overweight. As a bonus, walnuts contain Vitamins E, B group, as well as potassium, phosphorous and moderate amounts of iron, calcium and zinc.
I have previously shared some beautiful walnut recipes: a salad, a torte, and a slice that you might like to add to your repertoire. Pop into my recipes pages for those. Make sure you check the freshness of your walnuts and pop some into the market basket this week. To contact Alpine Nuts, telephone 03 575721 612.
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