We claim that the latest findings from studies on nutrition and public health help us develop new products. A good example is Ambrosial Granola’s award winning Venetian Vineyard Organic Granola which recently won the Best & Healthiest Cereal 2011 from Prevention Magazine/Prevention.com.
A newly released scientific study by University of Scranton chemistry professor Joe Vinson tells us that it takes only about seven walnuts a day, to get the potential health benefits. His findings position walnuts as the “No. 1 among Mother Nature’s nearly perfect packaged foods: tree and ground nuts”. “Antioxidants in walnuts were 2-15 times as potent as vitamin E, renowned for its powerful antioxidant effects that protect the body against damaging natural chemicals involved in causing disease” the report announces.
This is what we had in mind developing our Venetian Vineyard – Walnut, Date & Cashew organic granola. Walnuts have been a staple of the Mediterranean diet. How could we go wrong following the accumulated wisdom of thousands of years?
The same study shows that nuts account for just about 8 percent of the daily antioxidants in the average person’s diet. If nuts are so healthful and nutritious, why don’t we eat more? Professor Vinson sites ignorance of the healthful benefits among people along with concerns about gaining weight from a food higher in fat and calories than others. However, he points out that “nuts contain healthful polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats rather than artery-clogging saturated fat”.
To help our customers incorporate a few more walnuts in their diet we provide this link to Ambrosial Granola recipes. Some of them are chock full of walnuts, some other s chock full of other ingredients, all jam-packed with healthy and delicious nutrition!
The huge lush shade walnut tree in my sister’s Mediterranean garden is still a tranquil little haven for family gatherings during the summer. Who knew years later, these happy memories would become inspirations of new wholesome products?