Walnuts and their oils are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Most of the research on the health benefits of walnuts has focused on consumption of the nut itself, although interest in walnut oil has grown over the last decade.
The health benefits of walnuts and walnut oil are similar if the oil is unrefined, fresh (6 month shelf life), and uncooked. However, the serving size of walnut oil is less than the amount of walnuts needed to get the same nutritional benefit. For example:
A 35 gram serving of walnut oil provides the same nutritional benefits as 50 grams of walnuts.
Taste: Bland initial taste followed by nutty walnut aftertaste.
Viscosity: Similar to sweet almond.
Dermal Absorption: Greasy.
Constituents: Particularly high in linoleic acid and is polyunsaturated.
Uses: Walnut oil is a very rich oil often used for cooking.
Storage Requirements: Walnut oil should be stored in a well-filled, airtight container at a cool temperature, less than 40 degrees F, protected from light.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.