Benefits of Hazelnuts
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Hazelnuts are rich in nutrients and have a high content of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. Below are these several benefits that you can get from Hazelnuts:

  1. Hazelnuts are good for your heart, help reduce the risk of cancer, and aid in muscle, skin, bone, joint and digestive health.

  2. A rich source of mono- and polyunsaturated fats and contain a good amount of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, such as oleic acid.

  3. A rich source of B complex vitamins like riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine, and pantothenic acid

  4. 100 grams of these rustic brown hued nut offers 15 g of protein, fulfilling more than 30% of the daily requirement.

  5. Hazelnuts contain compounds that helps you lose weight.

  6. Hazelnuts are an excellent source of a nutrient known as manganese. Just a single ounce of the nuts can provide up to 87 percent of your recommended daily intake.

  7. Regular facial massage with hazelnut oil protects the skin from dryness.

  8. Diabetics with high cholesterol should consider adding hazelnuts to their daily diets.

  9. Hazelnuts are full of elements that can improve brain and cognitive function and help prevent degenerative diseases later in life.

Uses and Storage:

  • Store shelled hazelnuts in an airtight container in a refrigerator.
  • Hazelnuts can be eaten raw too. Raw hazelnuts are a better alternative to the roasted ones as they retain the goodness of the nutrients present in it.
  • You can also blend hazelnuts with milk, sugar, and fruits to make a delicious smoothie. However, if you do not like the taste of raw nuts, you can roast them in an oven at home.
  • Hazelnuts are used in confectionery like chocolate truffle and praline. Powdered hazelnut is also added to coffee.
  • Hazel nuts are also used to make hazelnut butter. 
  • Hazelnut oil is extracted from the nuts and is often used for cooking & cosmetic purpose.