Sumptuously rich Black Walnut is an elegant addition to your culinary repertoire. Wonderful in fresh baked cookies, drizzled over ice cream. Try it with your favorite cake frosting for a surprising deep nutty note. The perfect complement to Roquefort or Feta cheese, enriching a salad or as a marinade for red meat or poultry and roasted vegetables, such as Brussel sprouts or butternut squash.
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Try Black Walnut Dark Balsamic with an array of herb infused olive oils like Laconiko Rosemary, Garlic or Basil Infused Olive Oil. How about blending it for a fruit and nut taste sensation with any of the fruit infused dark balsamic like Blueberry, Blackberry Ginger or Cherry Infused Dark Balsamic Vinegar.
Trace elements are the tiny cogs in the working wheels of an efficient immune system. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions, while minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes. Small but mighty, these trace vitamins, minerals and polyphenols are only needed in minute amounts to support health and growth, but are often missing from our meals. Getting them from multiple sources ensures that your daily meals are truly health supporting.
Black Walnuts have higher levels of antioxidants, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and other health-promoting compounds than the more common English walnuts, making them anti-cancer and anti-diabetic and useful in reducing the risk of heart disease. They are an excellent source of minerals including, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
Black walnuts contain the polyphenols, proanthocyanidins, which may protect against sun damage, improve vision, and increase blood circulation. They also provide alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid. ALA is an essential fat, meaning that your body can’t produce it, so you need it from your diet to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by regulating blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Tannins in black walnuts help lower blood pressure and decrease blood lipid levels, potentially improving heart health. They are a source of ellegic acid which may reduce plaque buildup and prevent narrowing of the arteries. Black walnuts contain juglone, an anti-tumor compound. Rich in flavonoids, which are polyphenols known to have anti-cancer effects. They are antiparasitic, anti-bacterial and are probiotic supporting a healthy gut.
Dark Balsamic Vinegar Traditional Modena dark balsamic vinegar is made from reduced grape juice and has all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in the grape, one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits. The antioxidants in this vinegar have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Traditionally aged balsamic vinegars have many health benefits. Acetic acid is its main constituent. It is antimicrobial and antioxidant and is known to regulate blood sugar with its anti-glycemic or antidiabetic effect. Acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has strains of probiotics that promote digestion and gut health, supporting the microbiome and the overall immune system. Balsamic vinegar can lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Inhalation of steamed vapor can clear congestion. Polyphenols from the grapes may promote blood circulation. Some use balsamic vinegar to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Acetic acid also aids in belly fat loss, and the probiotic chemicals found in it help to promote a sense of fullness, which helps to reduce overeating. In addition, balsamic vinegar is fat-free and has an anti-obesity effect.