Wilted Spinach Salad with Walnuts, Grilled Onions, Avocado and Apple © California Walnut Commission California walnuts are the only nut rich in the essential omega-3 fatty acid ALA. In fact, most nuts do not contain any ALA. Your clients will also discover protein, fi ber and good fats in California walnuts, which are naturally cholesterol- and sodium-free. Walnuts add a delicious, satiating crunch to any meal. For complete nutritional information, educational resources, and tasty recipes, visit walnuts.org. Per one ounce serving Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet and not resulting in increased calorie intake, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. (FDA) One ounce of walnuts provides 18g of total fat, 2.5g of monounsaturated fat, 13g of polyunsaturated fat including 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid - the plant-based omega-3 - and has 4g of protein and 2g of fi ber. Heart-Check food certifi cation does not apply to recipes unless expressly stated. See heartcheckmark.org/guidelines.
Advance for Nursing • January 2017
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