Hazelnuts make a tasty snack and are a great addition to many dishes. When a person includes them in a balanced,calorie-controlled diet, the nuts also provide several health benefits.

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The hazelnut is the fruit of the hazel, small, round, cinnamon coloured shell and white-yellowish flesh, sweet flavoured and rich in oil. The fruit is consumed raw, roasted or as an ingredient for different product processing, mainly nougat and chocolate.

Nutrition and eating
Hazelnuts are a rich source of unsaturated fat, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamin E, folate and vitamins B pantothenic acid and biotin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and a body’s free radicals cleaner, helping to the protection against some types of cancer.
Hazelnuts contain little water and must avoid moisture in order to improve preservation; therefore, it should be preserved in hermetically closed containers, in a fresh and dry place. The best results are obtained when they are preserved in low oxygen content environments, that prevent them to become rancid. They are better and longer preserved in the shell, although it is possible to preserve them peeled under refrigeration for 3-4 months, or frozen for a year.

Hazelnuts Benefits

Hazelnuts are quite small, but they actually contain a lot of nutrients that provide health benefits. They contain high levels of fiber, vitamins, moderate proteins and healthy fat and carbohydrates.

Nutrient value table of hazelnuts

The amount is considered per 100 grams
The amount of calories is 647 kcal
Protein 15.04 grams
Pure carbohydrates 18.60 grams
Fat 62.50 grams
Water 2.51 grams
Sugar 4.89 grams
9.42 grams of fiber
Harmful cholesterol 0.00 mg

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