However, the delicious and nutritious kernels, as well as an unusual abundance of useful properties, made walnuts a familiar delicacy and a traditional component of many dishes and pastries. Walnut is a unique in its value source of vegetable protein, which is absorbed by the human body much better than protein meat. 60% reaches content in nuts of fatty acids, indispensable in fat metabolism and not synthesized by our body. Walnuts even contain vitamin C, and in green its fruits are more than in rose hips and currants. But nuts and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, folic and nicotinic acids are also extremely important for maintaining good health. The calorie content of walnuts is quite high - 712 kcal per 100 grams . However, you can not be afraid of excess weight due to nuts, because you do not need to use more than 5-6 kernels per day. And to strengthen health, this is enough. Nuts are especially useful for people weakened after an illness - the consequences of tuberculosis, hepatitis, atherosclerosis will be eliminated much faster when nuts are added to the daily diet. Lack of cobalt and iron salts is also an indication for eating nuts. Hypertensive patients will be helped by nuts with honey , and when gh acidity in the stomach can be eaten from 25 to 100 grams of nuts per day. However, you may expect an unpleasant surprise several months after buying nuts, when you decide to try them. Dried, moldy, worms and rotten nuts, among which you can not find a full and tasty kernel. The reason for this disappointment is simple: you need to store walnuts correctly, and there are a few secrets. Firstly, the nuts should be sorted out and cleaned of the remnants of the outer shell. In order to guarantee nuts from being eaten by insect larvae ("worms"), they are recommended to be slightly calcined in the oven - the larvae and eggs will die. However, red-hot kernels can lose a number of useful properties. Peeled kernels are stored much worse than whole nuts. However, they can be stored in the refrigerator, in an airtight container or bag. For storing a small amount of nuts, for example, a batch purchased at a store, this method is ideal. Long-term storage of whole nuts is possible only with the access of air - in linen bags or boxes. Otherwise, the nuts will “suffocate” and grow moldy. In such packaging, walnuts can be stored in a cool place - in the cellar or on the balcony.