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The Romans called walnuts Juglans regia, “Jupiter’s royal acorn.” Walnuts have been discovered in prehistoric deposits in Europe dating from the Iron Age. Remains of husked, well-preserved, unbroken walnuts were unearthed in the ruins of Pompeii, the ill-fated city instantly petrified in the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Interest in walnuts and health started in the 16th and 17th centuries. Eating walnuts was thought to boost the intellect and soothe emotions because of its striking resemblance to the brain and heart, depending on the way the walnuts were cracked. Today, cutting edge health research is proving many of these beliefs are true!
Walnuts are identified as one of 14 “SuperFoods” because of their high omega-3 content, a distinction that makes walnuts unique among nuts.