Walnuts are light brown in colour.
The walnuts have a slight bitter taste,
which is characteristic to this nut and
the texture is firm.
Physical and Chemical Examination:
Damaged: < 3 %
Foreign Matter: < 0.5%
Moisture content: < 7 %
FFA: < 2 %
PV: < 5 Meq/kg
Aflatoxins B1+B2+G1+G2: < 1 μg/kg
E.coli: < 10 cfu/g
Salmonella spp: Absent
Yeast & Mould: < 10 000 cfu/g
Total Plate Count: < 50 000 cfu/g
Eating a handful of walnuts or taking a few ounces of walnut oil during or following meals can help regulate healthy cholesterol metabolism and protect against cardiovascular disease. These are the findings of a new study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University
The impact of eating nuts has been evident for the past decade as repeated scientific studies confirm that the omega-3 fats in this tasty nut promote cardiovascular health as they improve cholesterol biomarkers. Walnuts provide healthy doses of essential minerals, fiber and vitamins
Teenage girls who eat a diet higher in nuts and fiber may reduce their risk of breast cancer as adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Cancer Causes Control in March 2010.
Eating a couple of handfuls of walnuts a day can improve the health of sperm, according to new research just published in the medical journal Biology of Reproduction.