Walnuts (Akhrot) Dry fruits - how to choose and store and cooking tips
Posted by: Clara Fernandes at 10/15/2016 11:27:00 am
India 15 October 2016:
Walnuts (Akhrot) Dry fruits are available in three different sizes small, medium, and large.While choosing walnuts make sure to check the outer shells thoroughly. You should avoid taking walnuts whose shells have holes or cracks. When you buy the unshelled walnuts, then make sure that they are plump and crisp.
Storing walnuts (Akhrot) Dry fruits is very important, you can store shelled walnuts in an airtight container in a dry, cool area, and yes away from direct sunlight. Keeping walnuts in an airtight container gives the walnuts a shelf life of 3 months.
Walnuts without a shell can be stored in your refrigerator for a maximum of six months. Freezing the walnuts in an airtight package increases the shelf life of walnuts for one year. While refrigerating or freezing walnuts, you must make sure that they are kept at a safe distance from foods with a strong odor like onions, cabbage or fish as Walnuts generally absorb food flavors quite easily.
Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts when eaten in control. The recommended serving of walnuts is to have a maximum of 1 oz of walnuts per day. To make it easy for you to calculate how much is a ounce here it is 1 oz = ¼ cup = 12 to 14 halves, depending on the size.
The benefits of walnuts can be taken directly by snacking on them or adding them as part of many dishes. We have gathered a few tasty ideas for using walnuts :
One can make an amazing healthy smoothie by blending 2 to 3 walnuts along with banana and yogurt.
You can make an amazing and delicious spread by toasting the walnuts and then grinding them into a powder. Blend this powder along with garlic, salt, lemon juice, olive oil, and a dash of pepper and your amazing walnut spread is ready.
Walnuts can be used to make a delicious salad by mixing walnuts, red and yellow bell peppers, spring onions and diced apple. To this amazing salad add in a low-fat garlic vinaigrette dressing to increase the taste.
You can make a protein-packed meal using canned tuna, avocado, celery, and apples. In this delicious protein meal add toasted walnuts and add a dash of fresh lime juice.
You can also use walnuts in making some healthy butter-free, sugar-free, whole grain, almond-oats cookies.
You can also mix walnuts with caramel, blue cheese, mushrooms, port, assorted salads, penne pasta, zucchini, raisins, and sherry.
To retain the freshness of walnuts do not remove the shells you plan to eat them.