Among the benefits of walnut, it is worth highlighting the aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the improvement of kidney and cognitive function
You like to innovate in the kitchen? Include this new sweet bread recipe with powerful oil for health: the delicious nuts. A 25 g portion contains 2.6 grams of omega-3, which corresponds to 200% of the recommended daily value – the fatty acid increases the synthesis of vasodilators such as nitric oxide, and has a similar action some antihypertensive drugs.
The nut is also a good source of B vitamins, especially B6 (which assists in the transport of oxygen, interfere with the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats), folic acid and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium (reduces the incidence of cramps and fatigue) and cobre.Mais: research indicates that nuts reduce by 28% the incidence of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiovascular death and improve renal and cognitive functions, and reduce the risk of aterosclerose.Raul Lody, anthropologist and author of “Sugar Paths”, suggests the following recipe:
- 100 grams of raisins
- 150 ml of grappa (brandy second fermentation of grape pomace)
- 380 grams of dried figs
- 330 grams of nuts
- 180 grams of butter
- 1 sachet baking powder for bread (7 grams)
- 380 grams sugar
- 150 ml of milk
- 600 g flour
- 6 eggs
- Lemon zest
Way of doing
Let the raisins in grappa sauce for 15 minutes, then cut the figs into pieces along with 250 grams of nuts. Start 150 grams of butter and let soften at room temperature. Then mix the yeast and a tablespoon of sugar in warm milk. Place in a bowl the flour, butter, raisins, figs, 5 eggs, yeast mixture, chopped nuts and just lemon peel zest. Knead all ingredients well (add a little more milk if the mixture is too stiff). Form a ball and place the dough in a greased pan with the remaining butter. Add on top of the mass the whole nut left over and then brush the surface with beaten egg. Bake for about 50 minutes at 180 ° C. Finally, sprinkle the bread with icing sugar (optional).