Feeling Nutty? National Walnut Day Quiz :

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    1. Walnuts are the oldest tree food known to man, dating back around 10,000 years. Which civilisation called walnuts "Juglans Regia", meaning "Jupiter's Royal"?

    2. The USA remained the world's largest exporter of walnuts in 2012, but in which state were 99 per cent of the nation's walnuts grown?

    3. What is the most common major species of walnuts grown as food?

    4. What does the meat of a walnut usually look like when the shell is removed?

    5. Walnut oil is widely commercially available and can be used in cooking. Why is it not particularly good for frying?

    6. Walnuts have been shown to be very high in antioxidants and Vitamin E, both of which are important for human health. They are also rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids which can help to keep which parts of the body healthy?

    7. You can store un-shelled walnuts in a cool, dry place, but how should you store shelled walnuts?

    8. The husks of walnuts have been used to make what product, which has been used for hundreds of years, including by Rembrandt and Leonardo Da Vinci?

    9. In England, walnuts are often eaten at Christmas. They are usually prepared in a manner which involves soaking them in brine and then adding an acidic solution before leaving them for some time. What are walnuts prepared this way called?

    10. What colour are walnut husks before they turn brown and ripen?

    11. Walnuts contain high levels of sodium.

    12. Walnuts have been proven to beneficial to cardiovascular health.

    13. Walnuts are a type of fruit known as a drupe.

    14. The English walnut is only grown in England.

    15. Oregon is the largest producer of walnuts in the United States.

    16. Some walnut trees live for more than 200 years.

    17. Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

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    8 Comments

    1. Thanks for reminding us about the nutritional value of walnuts n next time I’ll refrigerate then after opening. Hope everyone is staying home and being safe.

    2. It was a nice ,Educative Quiz. Wish to know various Dishes and its Uses. I know it has some Hot Properties in Nature. Excess use can Upset our stomach. It should be used after soaking in water overnight.

      1. Thanks for adding to our knowledge on walnuts, Vijay! We will definitely look for recipes using walnuts and post them in future editions of Karma Community!

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