Wal­nuts are not just for eat­ing

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Novem­ber brings with it many as­so­ci­a­tions: the slow weather change and tran­si­tion into warmer clothes, the ket­tle boil­ing a lit­tle more fre­quently and the unique sound that ac­com­pa­nies try­ing to crack a wal­nut shell to get to its de­li­cious nu­tri­ent full cen­tre. Many of us are keen on eat­ing the ker­nel and sim­ply throw the shell away, but when wal­nuts are in sea­son and shells are so abun­dant, not putting them to good use is quite a waste.

Many peo­ple use nut shells as a form of com­post; how­ever, the same can­not be said for wal­nut shells, as con­tain chem­i­cals which might be toxic to cer­tain plants and trees, so bet­ter safe than sorry. Wal­nut shells are best utilised as clean­ing agents; they can be used as a gen­tle abra­sive for pol­ish­ing as they do not scratch the sur­face as other agents do. It is so ef­fec­tive that jewellers ac­tu­ally use them in tum­blers to add a sparkling shine on gems. Just crush the shells into small pieces, process them in a food pro­ces­sor and mix with bak­ing soda and water to cre­ate a paste.

Di­a­mond Nuts have been pro­vid­ing the fruit and veg­etable mar­ket with fresh, high qual­ity and great tast­ing wal­nuts for over a cen­tury. Fruit­land Com­pany is the dis­trib­u­tor of the Di­a­mond Wal­nut brand in Malta.

For more in­for­ma­tion send an email to info@Fruit­land.Com­pany.

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