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Raisin Dressing

  • 3 cups stale bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup raisins, seeded & cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup English walnuts, broken into small pieces
  • 1 tsp sage, powdered
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 tsp pepper
Pour the melted butter over the breadcrumbs, tossing them about in it so as to mix through and through. Add the remaining ingredients.
Submitted by Tess M Mar 28, 2010
15 min 30 min 45 min

Walnuts

  • A study from the University of Scranton indicates that walnuts contain double the antioxidant value of other nuts which is helpful in fighting cancer cells
  • The Journal of the American College of Nutrition produced a study that indicates walnuts have a stress-reducing effect
  • A Harvard School of Public health study indicates that regular consumption of walnuts by women can reduce the risk of diabetes significantly
  • The FDA suggests daily consumption of walnuts to avoid heart disease
  • Walnut oil is a wonderful addition to a salad
  • Some people avoid shelled walnut products because they are dipped in unhealthy chemicals to loosen the shells
  • Walnuts with darker skin have been grown on the bright side of the tree and are more flavorful
  • The word "Walnut" translates to the nut of Jupiter or the nut of the Gods
  • California is responsible for almost all USA walnuts and 75% of the world's commercial walnut production
  • California-grown walnuts are considered to be among the best in the world
  • The walnut is often referred to as the Persian Walnut because that's where it originated and was a food for the royalty
  • Walnut consumption dates back to 7000 B.C. and is the first tree food known to man
  • A study at Penn State concluded that walnuts can prepare your body to handle stress
  • Walnuts are high in Omega 3 fatty acids
  • The Mayo clinic and the FDA suggest that eating walnuts reduces your risk of heart disease

Raisins

  • Raisins are high in antioxidants which are considered by many scientists to slow the aging process and prevent cancer
  • Raisins are gluten-free
  • A serving of raisins (1.2 ounces) contains 110 calories
  • Raisins were dropped by "Raisin Bombers" in Berlin during WWII to feed children
  • The first written reference to rasisns was in the Old Testament during the reign of King David, 1000 B.C.

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