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Organic guar gum

Organic guar gum Guar gum is made from the seeds of the guar bean. It is not a basic ingredient of our meal replacement drinks but serves as a food additive that is listed under the name E 412. Up until the end of the Second World War, guar was mainly used as fodder, before the importance of the plant’s usability was recognized. Today, certain parts of the guar bean can be found in a huge variety of products, so much so that almost everyone around the world consumes these beans daily, often without even knowing it. The guar gum usage possibilities are practically endless. It can be used as …

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Organic sea buckthorn powder

Organic sea buckthorn powder Sea buckthorn is also called the “lemon of the north” because the small berries burst with vitamin C. In addition, there are other vitamins, minerals, and secondary plant substances with antioxidant effects. This has earned the sea buckthorn berry the reputation of a local superfood. It was said to be a remedy for wounds and a tonic even in Genghis Khan’s time. The fruits are not good to eat raw as they have an extreme, tart, and tangy taste of their own and are exceptionally sour. Therefore, the bright red-orange, very decorative berries are processed into various products: juice, jelly and jam, tea, dried fruit, candies …

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Organic lemon peel extract

Organic lemon peel extract The lemon (Citrus limon) is full of vitamins and is known and appreciated as a vitamin C bomb. But it would not do justice to the yellow beauty to reduce it to its vitamins alone, because it has many other benefits, such as fiber, essential oils and secondary plant components. What is often unknown and unnoticed: the lemon peel is far more beneficial than lemon juice! Because the peel not only contains more aromatic substances, but also much more nutrients. Only organic lemons are suitable for the safely consuming the peel, because a large part of the conventional herbicides and pesticides are absorbed by the peel. …

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Organic guava extract

Organic guava extract The fruit of the guava (Psidium guajava L.) is a popular fruit in its countries of origin and cultivation and is mostly eaten raw. The fruits are peeled and then eaten out of hand. In Asia, people like them sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Because of its delicious, sweet and sour and very aromatic scent, the guava is also used to prepare jams, sweets, chutneys and desserts. Many multivitamin juices contain the juice of the fruit. The guava is full of valuable ingredients, which is why it is often referred to as “superfood”. The guava also plays a role in traditional medicine in many cultures. At BERTRAND, we …

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Rock Salt

Rock Salt The formation of rock salt often dates back millions of years. Remains of long-gone and dried-up seas and salt lakes are stored underground at a depth of several hundred meters, where they form rock salt reservoirs, also called salt domes. They were formed by the separation of estuaries from the oceans, by changes in sea level, and by tectonic shifts. Salt has always had great importance for people because it is essential for life. In mythology, therefore, it was even considered as a divine gift. Sharing bread and salt is a sign of friendship. But salt plays a role not only as an essential food ingredient: it has …

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Organic basil

Common basil (botanical name: Ocimum basilicum) is widely known as a Mediterranean herb. It finds its way fresh or dried into sauces and soups, crowns pizzas and salads, goes well with fish and meat, is made into pesto and is a must in tomato sauce and ratatouille. In addition, it is also processed into basil leaf extract, a fine brownish-yellow powder. The extract contains a wide range of different components.

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