In India, every festival is celebrated with great pomp and joy - none more so than Diwali, the festival of lights. The festivities last for almost a week, and several different rituals are observed to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Outside every home, beautiful rangolis are drawn out with myriad-colored powders, and lamps are carefully lit. Twinkling lights and colorful lanterns adorn windows across the country, delicious mithais and snacks are prepared in homes, and the spirit of happiness is simply infectious.
Diwali also sees people visiting the homes of friends and family, bearing gifts. Whether it is beribboned mithai boxes or fruit hampers, people never visit the homes of their loved ones empty-handed during this auspicious occasion. So this Diwali considers opting for the gift of good health - California Walnuts. Apart from adding festive cheer to the occasion, walnuts are also good for the health of your loved ones. They are an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 containing 2.5 grams of ALA per 28g, which is more than five times the amount found in the next highest nut. Walnut enriched diet also helps ensure adequate protein intake, especially among vegetarians, as 28g of walnuts provides 4 grams of protein as well as two grams of fiber, all important nutrients contributing to human health.
What makes walnuts an even better gifting choice is the fact that they’re also super versatile. They can be eaten as a snack or used to make mithais, and their sweet taste and creamy texture lend themselves beautifully to the curries replacing heavy cream. Needless to say, your loved ones can use walnuts in several different ways, as per their preferences. The health benefits only make for an added plus.
Simply put, walnuts are the gifts that keep on giving. This Diwali, you can gift your loved ones a box of California walnuts and give them the taste of happiness, mixed with a dash of good health. Happy Diwali!