03 Aug '11, 3pm

Walnuts are Crunchy Drugs, FDA says

Walnuts are Crunchy Drugs, FDA says

The other night, my wife made drugs for dinner. Actually, the dish was walnut garlic linguine, made with a recipe clipped from a magazine in 1996. It seems that, even back then, walnuts were prized for being delicious. They're also pretty healthy. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers at least one brand of walnuts to be a new drug. Finally, I'd say. Just as medicinal marijuana is taking off, and attracting the disdain of authorities, comes walnuts. Walnuts to the rescue. You just don't smoke or snort these. You eat them. What are the benefits? Is this what Huey Lewis was singing about? The FDA, in a warning letter to Diamond Foods , says that "Based on claims made on your firm's website , we have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, miti...

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