Season 2 Episode 2:
Walnut Benefits With Nina Lawrin


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Walnut Benefits with Nina Lawrin




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Episode Summary

In this episode, Nina Lawrin and I explore the many benefits walnuts bring to us, including some that may sound a bit surprising at first listen (but which I think you’ll love exploring for yourself). 

Also, you don’t want to miss Nina’s delicious recipe for Raw Vegan Walnut and Coffee Cheesecake-Torte, which is her twist on a Ukrainian walnut torte that is traditionally eaten at Christmas, weddings, and other celebrations.

Nina is an ethnobotanist, urban forager, permaculture designer, artist, folk herbalist, Fulbright alumna and just a general foodie at heart. She has a lot of wisdom to share, both from her studies and from her own journey with plants.

It was a great pleasure to spend time with Nina and I’m excited to share our conversation with you!



While I was in Ukraine, I realized the cultural importance of the foods that we eat and our access to them – these reminders of home – and even through immigration, how these culturally salient plants come and move through us as we move throughout the world.


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What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [00:36] Introduction
  • [03:35] Nina’s journey to working with herbs
  • [10:51] Nina shares her familial ties to walnuts
  • [13:30] Nina’s thoughts about the cultural significance of food plants 
  • [15:21] The Ukrainian walnut torte traditionally made for celebrations
  • [16:12] Why it matters to make plants part of everyday life
  • [17:40] The health benefits of walnuts (Juglans regia and Juglans nigra)
  • [26:55] Nina’s Raw Vegan Walnut and Coffee Cheesecake-Torte recipe
  • [31:18] Nina shares her current herbal projects
  • [34:28] How herbs have surprised Nina
  • [38:08] Learning a new language as a metaphor for getting to know herbs

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Resources Mentioned

  • Chauhan, A., 2020. Beneficial Effects of Walnuts on Cognition and Brain Health. Nutrients. Vol 12 (2): 550.
  • Guasch-Ferré, M., Drouin-Chartier, J.,Ruiz-Canela M., Razquin C., Toledo E. 2021. Walnut Consumption, Plasma Metabolomics, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Nutrition. 151(2): 303-311.

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