Besides its world-renowned unique quality, the Chilean Walnut has a number of properties that are important for health. Its nutritional value based on essential fatty acids makes it one of the healthiest fruits. The Walnut is a quiet complete fruit, rich in fiber and high content of vitamins E and B (antioxidants), calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, and trace elements such as cobalt and copper.
The percentage by weight in unsaturated fats varies between 14% and 26% of its weight. Therefore, it is recommended to eat 4 to 5 nuts per day.
Besides these benefits it has cardioprotective effects, given the amount of Omega 3 and Omega 6. Eating them helps reduce total cholesterol and LDL, significantly reducing the risk of cardiovascular incidents as well as decreasing the concentration of adhesion molecules in the arteries, which is associated with several diseases.