Nuts are healthy, delicious, and a basic ingredient for an endless variety of recipes, from appetizers to sweets, for all tastes. We present here a rich collection of them along with many curiosities related to the numerous properties enclosed in this precious fruit of nature.

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Walnuts for hair health

Hair care also starts from the table: in addition to the right products and healthy hair-care products, nutrition also plays a key role if you want to show off a head of healthy hair.

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Gemmotherapy with walnut buds

Bud-derivatives are flower remedies used for the body’s well-being and to counteract various physical aliments.

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Chocolate and walnut sweet salami

Difficulty: low

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooling time: 3 hours

Servings for: 8/10 people

This no-bake dessert is made from cocoa and biscuits and derives its name from the shape »

Miniature snow houses

Are you decorating your house for Christmas? Do you want a slightly different idea to fill a corner of your nativity scene? Let’s build snow-covered houses with walnuts together!

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Walnut husk: properties, uses and benefits

The walnuts we buy with the shell do not grow attached to the plant as we see them in the store. The shell is in fact protectedby an inedible pulpy layer, the mesh, which has a green colouration.

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Walnuts against study stress

Test anxiety? Thanks to a recent study it has been found that the consumption of walnuts helps to reduce the negative effects of study stress.

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Paccheri with walnuts

Difficulty: low

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Servings for: 4 people

It takes just a few minutes to prepare, just the time it takes to cook the pasta and you can serve it right away!

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Hot air balloons with walnuts

An activity requiring a fair bit of patience, but which will give you lots of satisfaction and is sure to be loved by children: hot air balloons made with walnuts!

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Eating walnuts to slim down

Our physical well-being is indispensable for our health, but also to feel better about ourselves. Moreover, as the summer season approaches, many are looking to get into shape, starting to diet and exercise.

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Origins and use of walnuts throughout history

The walnut is a plant native to Asia, introduced to Europe in the Archaic period for its edible fruits, and is considered one of the oldest fruit trees known to man.

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Lard, honey and walnut bruschette

Difficulty: low

Cooking time: 10 min

Preparation: 10 min

Servings for: 4 people

These bruschette are perfect as an aperitif, appetiser for a dinner with friends, or delicious snack, and are fast and easy to prepare.

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A Christmas centrepiece

Ready to decorate the Christmas table? Have you already thought of your centrepiece?

If not, you can create one with just a few items, all easy to find!

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Pellegrino Artusi’s Walnut Cake

Pellegrino Artusi is the author of the book Science in the kitchen and the art of eating well, published at the end of the 1800s, which became very famous at the beginning of the last century, so much so that it became one of the most read books by Italians, together with I promessi sposi (The Betrothed) and Pinocchio.

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Why eat nuts all year round

The experts keep telling us: nuts should be eaten all year round.

Nuts can help when we’re feeling particularly exhausted: with the right amount, in fact, these precious foods can provide the right energy to face the day,

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Mushrooms with walnut shells

This is a really easy activity that can also be done with children, either at home or at schoolmums, teachers, are you listening?

Here are the instructions to create a jar of mushrooms made with walnut shells.

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Walnuts and Signatura Rerorum

When modern pharmacology did not yet exist, ancient doctors used plants and their extracts to cure or keep the body healthy, using the Doctrine of Signatures, also known as ‘Signatura Rerorum’.

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Walnut pancakes

Difficulty: low

Preparation: 15 minutes

Servings for: 12 pancakes

Here is a delicious alternative to the typical American breakfast: walnut pancakes.

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Bird feeders with walnut shells

Especially during the coldest months, birds often struggle to find food.

Using walnut shells and other small items, we can build small feeders to offer food to wild birds.

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The walnut tree in peasant culture

In rural areas, the walnut tree has always had a very special meaning and charm. Due to its majestic size and great longevity, it can be considered the king of fruit trees.

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Consuming walnuts for better sleep

Eating walnuts before bed? Yes!

One study showed that eating walnuts would increase levels of melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.

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