By Patrick Cavanaugh, with the Ag Information Network

Eating a hand of walnuts a day, well, it’s easy, helps your heart and vascular system stay in great shape. Pam Graviet is a Senior Marketing Director International for the California Walnut Commission. She talks about that Power of 3.

Absolutely, I actually had walnuts with breakfast this morning. It’s one of those things that’s my go-to when I want that special crunch in the Omega-3s,” said Graviet. “And for the fourth year in a row, we’re doing our Power of 3 global marketing campaign. It’s getting consumers to understand the value of omega-3 and that walnuts are the only tree nut that contain a significant amount of Omega-3 that their bodies need, but they can’t produce.”

And many people think you have to eat seafood for omega-3. But walnuts are plant-based.

“Absolutely, they’re plant-based. And there’s not a lot of plant-based sources. And with other plant-based sources, you’d have to eat a whole lot, but with walnuts you only have to eat a handful a day, so it’s a really easy way to get that in your daily diet. Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid is the correct form for your body


Patrick Cavanaugh