MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAlmonds are higher in omega 6's and walnuts are higher in omega 3's. It is better to provide the body with omega 3 sources. You can find this in salmon and flax seeds as well.
You want to eat about sixty to eighty grams of fat a day. Have these spread out over several meals. Twenty-five grams of fat is a bit too high in one sitting, don't make a habit of it. Especially since nuts are basically just fat. They have a hint of vegetable protein but not much.
I believe this is the correct answer. When I was reading up on sources of omega 3 some years ago, because I have very high cholesterol levels, I was rather surprised to see walnuts listed. I thought only certain fish provided high omega 3 content. Well, this is why you check these things out, and make yourself a little more informed.
And BTW, personally rather ironic for me. As a kid there were always walnuts in a bowl on the formal dining room table, which my Grandmother, who lived with us in her last years, would buy and thought were such a treat. I never did - YUCK! Old geezer food - where are the candy bars?
And then at Christmas, I always knew half of my stocking would be stuffed with walnuts. They might as well have been the proverbial coals.
But my dear late parents, who always spoiled us rotten, would also hide the very best small gifts in there among those walnuts. That's how I got my very first wristwatch in the mid-1950s, a self-winder with a luminescent face.
I ran with that watch into my bedroom, and buried myself under the blankets to see it glow, a marvel in those days. I also got my first transistor "pocket" radio in that stocking, when that was the newest technology c.1957. So when you mention walnuts, I think of those Christmas memories, too, and my late Grandmother and parents, bless them all.
Today I enjoy walnuts in the shell a great deal, despite how I avoided them as a kid. Isn't that often the case with many things? And have learned that my regular diet is already high in omega 3. Why I still have a dangerous cholesterol problem with a healthy diet, and don't respond to the meds for it, puzzles my doctors, who can only guess it's bad genes, and tell me I'm a high risk for stroke & heart attack. Well, all I can do is salute and keep marching.