La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut Oil 500ml
- Good source of omega 3
- Improves heart health though good fatty acids like ALA
- Counter inflammation
Temperature: Medium-High It is better to use walnut oil for cold or medium-high heat cooking.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf Life: Unopened: 24-month.Opened: best used within 6 months.
Good source of omega 3, especially the alpha-linoleic (ALA) component. The health benefits associated with omega 3 consumption include cardiovascular effects, neuro-protection, a counter to inflammation and bad cholesterol.
Omega 3: 1.24g per serving
Phytosterols : 1.8g/kg
Plant sterols, phytosterols, are cholesterols-like compounds that are found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. Phytosterols are not produced in the body, their sole source is diet. Phytosterols have the same function as cholesterol in the body. The advantage of phytosterols is that they don’t have the side effects associated with high cholesterol foods. Plant-based diet rich in phytosterols is known to reduce serum total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL), ‘bad’, cholesterol. In contrast, animal-based diet contributes to elevated serum cholesterol level.
Tocopherols (vitamin E): 268-436mg/kg (gamma-tocopherols make up 90% of total).
Ingredients: 100% Pure Walnut oil
In traditional Chinese medicine, walnuts are associated with kidneys, promote brain health, sharp thinking and generally build up health.
Studies have shown that regular intake of walnut can assist in maintaining brain function with age.**
****Shibu M. Poulose, Marshall G. Miller, and Barbara Shukitt-Hale “Role of Walnuts in Maintaining Brain Health with Age” http://jn.nutrition.org/content/144/4/561S.full