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A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are similar to those of the neo-cortex. Scientists claim that walnuts help in developing over three dozen neuron-transmitters within the brain enhancing the signaling & encouraging new messaging link between the brain cells. Walnuts help ward off dementia. They may also extract & break down the protein based plaques associated with Alzheimer’s.
PECANS ON BURLAP America's love affair with pecans goes way back. In fact, back to a time before there even was an America. There's a lot more to pecans than pecan pie. For instance, pecan is actually an American Indian word that translates as "all nuts requiring a stone to crack." Because the nuts grew wild, pecans became a staple food for certain American Indian tribes.
The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut This lively history by the acclaimed author of Just Food and A Revolution in Eating follows the pecan from primordial Southern groves to the contemporary Chinese marketplace to reveal how a nut with a very limited natural range has become a global commodity and endangered heirloom.