Benefits of Walnut Oil
• Walnut oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9). Therefore, it is effective in inflammation treatments, including vascular inflammation.
• Due to its strong antioxidant property, it reduces the effects of aging by controlling free radicals that cause cell damage.
• It helps to keep hormones at normal levels with its rich mineral content.
• Omega-3 in its structure protects blood vessels and is effective against heart diseases.
• It is rich in both unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins.
• It is recommended for erectile dysfunctionsand supports sexual desire and activity.
• Contains ellagic acid, which has antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Therefore, its known that it prevents the formation and development of cancer types.
• USE: 1-2 tablespoons of walnut oil per day can be taken. It adds flavor to salad sauces. It can be used around the eyes and lips for the care of dry skin and as wrinkle remover. It can be used for removing skin stains and nurturing the hair and giving it gloss. It can be used in the treatment of callus. It is a body and massage oil that facilitates tanning.
• WARNING: Discontinue use if an allergic reaction occurs. Information on the benefits of the product is based on scientific research findings. It is only supportive and advisory. Do not use it as medication for treatment.
Characteristics and History of Walnut and Walnut Oil
The walnut (Juglans regia), a fruit that is surprisingly similar to the human brain and as ancient as human history, is a species that has been bred in all parts of the world except in the tropics and has also wild forms. The Ghilan Region of Iran and China are shown as the homeland of the walnut. It is actually a natural plant of a much wider region. Actually there are 18 types of walnuts. But when it is called walnut, it is the Anatolian Walnut (also known as Iranian or British Walnut) with its superior fruit quality that comes to mind.
As one of the oldest fruit species, it is known that it occupied a larger place in geological periods than today. Walnut leaves and fruits were found under the glaciers during the excavations. Walnut has been a nutrient carried by the travelers around ancient times as the thick bark of the fruit protects the it from moisture and other external factors. It is known that walnut was brought to Europe by the Romans between 750-500 BC. Since the Romans saw the walnut as a symbol of abundance, they used the walnut as a guest gift and threw it on the guests coming to their weddings so that it would bring health and blessings. Because of the various features of the fruit, they called it Jupiter or King’s Walnut. Walnut oil is known to be used around 300 BC. Walnut has been used by the ancient civilizations for cooking as well as for dyeing hair and clothing. In the Middle Ages, Europeans believed that walnut had a protective power against evil. Native Americans have developed beliefs about the pecan nuts that grow in the region by camping around the trees.
Articles on the Benefits of Walnut Oil
- Evaluation of antibacterial, antifungal, antirival, and antioxidant potentials of some edible oils and their fatty acid profiles Turk J Biol 35 (2011) 251-258 © TÜBİTAK doi:10.3906/biy-0907-107 http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/issues/biy-11-35-2/biy-35-2-15-0907-107.pdf
- n-3 Fatty acid dietary recommendations and food sources to achieve essentiality and cardiovascular benefits 1–3 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition June 2006, vol: 83 no:6 S1526-15355 https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/83/6/1526S/4633306
- Anti-Diabetic effects of walnut oil on alloxan-induced diabetic rats African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 5(24), pp. 2655-2661, 29 December, 2011 http://www.academicjournals.org/app/webroot/article/article1380896356_Rahimi%20et%20al%20%203.pdf
- Walnut oil increases cholesterol efflux through inhibition of stearoyl CoA desaturase 1 in THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells Nutrition & Metabolism 2011, 8:61 http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1743-7075-8-61.pdf
- Cardioprotective Effect of Walnut Consumption: A Review International Journal of Current Scientific Research, 2011; 1(3):146- 154 http://www.currentscidirect.com/IJCSR/REVIEW_ARTICLE/Cardioprotective%20Effect%20of%20Walnut.pdf
- Sağlıklı bir Yaşam Tarzı için Ceviz KSÜ Fen ve Mühendislik Dergisi, 11(1), 2008 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268330971_Saglikli_bir_Yasam_Tarzi_icin_Ceviz_Walnut_for_a_Healty_life_Style
- Fonksiyonel Bir Gıda: Ceviz BAHÇE Ceviz 34 (1): 163 – 169, 2005 http://dergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr/bahce/article/viewFile/5000050392/5000047650
- Türkiye’de Yetiştirilen Yerli Bazı Ceviz Çeşitlerinin Fiziksel Özellikleri ve Kimyasal Bileşenleri Akademik Gıda 8 (1) (2010) 6-12 http://www.academicfoodjournal.com/archive/2010/1/6-12.pdf
- Yağlı Tohumların Beslenmemizdeki Yeri https://sbu.saglik.gov.tr/Ekutuphane/kitaplar/B%2014.pdf