MARIPOSA CHILEAN SHELLED WALNUTS
WALNUTS FROM CHILE
The temperate climate of Chile’s central region, with its moderate temperatures and warm dry summers, is one of the best in the world for high quality fruit production: fresh fruit, dried fruit and especially walnuts.
Chile’s geographic position in the South Hemisphere, gives an enormous advantage to our country. Chile is able to supply the foreign market with walnuts of recognized quality and freshness, during the months of the highest demand (April to December).
Phito Sanitary Advantages:
Chile’s natural barriers – At east, the Andes mountain range, at west, the Pacific Ocean, at north, the Atacama Desert and at south, the Antartica– prevents the introduction of infestation and disease, and making it a phytosanitary island.
There are many different studies that show the advantages about regular walnut consumption. It´s common hearing that walnuts increase the cardiovascular system function and they decrease “bad cholesterol” or LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins), due to the high concentration of unsaturated fats containing many essential fatty acids, like omega 3 and omega 6.
Walnuts have different minerals like copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. They add important amount of vitamins as B1 and B6, helping muscles and cerebral performance. Vitamin E helps to prevent aging and some types of cancer.
These are some benefits that frequent walnut consumption add to health, besides the energy, vegetal protein, fibre, among others, that make walnuts a complete and healthy food.