African Walnut (Tetracarpidium Conophorum), popularly known as Asala is consumed for its nuts are white in color and coated in a hard black shell. It originated in the tropical West African nations of Sierra Leone, Angola, and Nigeria. It has seeds rich in fat and Omega-3 fatty acid and is natured into African Walnut seedlings in well-drained soil of pH 6.5- 8. The bark and leaves are used to make medicine to ease dysentery. African Walnut tree grows with a high canopy which can serve as a windbreak and also serve as cover for young plants. The African Walnut is a Woody perennial climber and has a high canopy.
African Walnut Seedlings Plant Importance
Here are some of the many health advantages of African walnuts:
African walnuts are high in calories and aid in losing extra body weight, hence they aid in weight loss.
Omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in them, control hormone levels and relieve cramps.
Pyridoxine, a form of vitamin B6, improves cognitive function.
The body is assisted in reducing free radicals that might lead to cancer and other disorders by vitamins B7 (biotin) and E. Also beneficial for brain development is vitamin B7.
Quinone, Morin, and Flavonol are chemicals found in African walnuts that reduce the risk of heart disease.
Walnut polyphenol ellagitannins shield the body from colorectal cancer.
Omega-3 fatty acids in African walnuts are advantageous for expectant mothers because they enhance the baby’s cognitive growth.
It benefits adult males as well because it promotes fertility and sperm production.