Walnuts are real power food! They not only add an extra dose of taste, but also a lot of important minerals and nutrients that contribute to a balanced diet. In this article, we introduce you to the reasons why they reached BERTRAND.
The uniqueness compared to other nut varieties is due to the special composition of fats contained. The walnut is rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. For example, it has the highest content of alpha-linolenic acid among all nuts. In addition, the ratio of healthy fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-6 fatty acid) is one to four and ideal. Moreover, walnuts are very well suited to reduce the LDL cholesterol.1
Apart from the fatty acids walnuts have far more healthy ingredients to offer, like potassium, zinc, pantothenic acid and numerous vitamins.
How did they reach BERTRAND?
The walnuts used in BERTRAND originate entirely from certified organic farming. Split the green involucre, the nut core is ripe. The largely automatic walnut harvest takes place between August and November depending on strain and location. Great shaker machines are used with their giant jaws that grip the trunk and shake it, and a tree is harvested within seconds. The grinding of the walnut is taken over to a specialized nut processing organic farm in the Saarland, which can produce a particularly fine grain. Therefore, the typical crunch of BERTRAND does not come from the walnut, but our organic almond is responsible.
1 Tapsell, L. C., Gillen, L. J., Patch, C. S., Batterham, M., Owen, A., Bare, M. & Kennedy, M. A. (2004). Including walnuts in a low-fat/modified-diet improves HDL cholesterol-to-total cholesterol ratios in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 39078 2777-2783.