Organic raw hazelnuts are a sweet-flavored nut, that can be enjoyed both ways, in recipes and as a snack. The hazelnut also known as filbert or cob nut, has native species that are widespread over North America, Europe and Asia.
- Nutritional Profile– Hazelnuts (Filberts) are rich in unsaturated fats (mostly oleic acid), high in magnesium, calcium,potassium and vitamins B and E. Highest in fiber than all of the nuts. Per one ounce there are: 178 calories, they provide 9 percent of the daily energy intake in a typical 2,000-calorie diet. Each ounce of hazelnuts boasts 4 grams of protein and 5 grams of carbohydrates, including 2.7 grams of beneficial dietary fiber. Organic raw hazelnuts are naturally sodium free.
- Health Benefits– Hazelnuts reduce heart disease, risk of cancer, and aid in muscle, skin, bone, joint and digestive health. Vitamin E is important in maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails and production of red cells. Oleic acid can help to lower levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, and can raise levels of good cholesterol, HDL, in the body.The B vitamins are important in proper cell and energy metabolism. Flavonoids in hezelnuts may support brain health, improve circulation and reduce symptoms associated with allergies.
- Usage: Hazelnuts can be eaten raw as a snack, added to the smoothies, cereals, yogurt, make hazelnut butter and milk. Also hazelnuts are used to make delicious chocolate spreads.