African walnut is mostly found in Nigeria and some parts of Africa.
In the western part of Nigeria, it is known as ausa or asala while in the southern part its called ukpa.
In Cameroon its also known as ngak or kaso.
One of the health benefits of African Walnut is that it is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber and when compared to other nuts, it is considered “the king of nuts” due to the numerous health benefits it has.Without much speech, let me convince you with these top 10 health benefits that will make you eat African walnuts regularly.
Top 10 Amazing Health Benefits African Walnut
1.Its a rich source of Vitamins and Minerals:
African walnut contains vitamins such as vitamin E,B6,B7, thiamin, folate and also a rich source of magnesium and iron which is highly needed by the body daily. If you lack minerals in your body, I’ll suggest you start eating this fruit.
2.Presence of Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acid: African walnut contains omega 3 and 6 fattyacid that is very vital for the body for disease prevention, blood clotting, cell growth, and immune infection.
3.It prevents heart disease:
According to a recent research carried out in USA, walnuts can prevent heart disease because it contains amino acid 1-arginine that helps persons with heart disease, lower the risk of sudden cardiac arrests and supports healthful cholesterol level. its also contains very powerful antioxidant such as flavonol morin,quinone juglone, and tannin tellimagrandin that are rare in most foods we eat, this effective antioxidant helps control heart deterioration.
4.Helpful for Brain: Like i wrote earlier, African walnut contains omega 3 fats and vitamin E which is highly needed by the brain as its supports the area of memory, enhance cognitive functions, and increase inferential reasoning in adults.
5.Helps prevent Cancer:
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