Walnut Pesto In Extra-virgin Olive Oil

Walnut 51%
Sunflower oil
Extra-virgin olive oil 9%
Sea salt
Category: The pestos

Additional information

Source areaCampania region – Italy
Nutritional IntakeHighly caloric fruit, with a rich unsaturated fats content, a few saturates and a good concentration of proteins. Among the unsaturated fats we have omega-3 and omega 6, the alpha-linoleic and linoleic acids, which reduce cholesterol. Rich in protein like arginine, it also contains phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. The fresh vegetable is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin C. Good presence of antioxidants like tannins, flavanoids, and polyphenols. Discrete fiber content.
Period of transformationHaving available dried fruits, they can be produced from November to May
TriviaDuring the Middle Ages, according to the Doctrine of Segnature, walnuts were considered able to treat brain disease because the kernel was similar to brain-shape. Furthermore, it was thought that gathering for witches, the so-called sabbah, were kept under the walnut trees: witches were supposed to dance with demons in a macabre way, especially on St. John the Baptist’s night.