It’s Easter weekend and we are on lock-down. Today I need something simple with minimum fuss and maximum impact to lift our spirits. These paleo balls take moments to throw together and if you can wait for them to firm up in the fridge for an hour or two, you will be rewarded with a more intense taste and more unctuous texture.
WALNUTS are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids, in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). WALNUTS are also rich in antioxidants, including being a very good source of manganese and copper. They are also a good source of molybdenum and biotin. In terms of phytonutrients, WALNUTS contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, including more than a dozen phenolic acids, numerous tannins (especially ellagitannins, including tellimagrandins), and a wide variety of flavonoids. Approximately 90% of the phenols in WALNUTS are found in the skin, including key phenolic acids, tannins, and flavonoids. The antioxidant vitamin E composition of WALNUTS is also of special mention since there is an unusual concentration of the gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E in this tree nut.