The hazelnut is a type of nut that comes from the common hazelnut tree.
It is used in raw, toasted and cooked form. The dark skin that covers the seed has a bitter taste. Therefore, it is sometimes removed for consumption.
This fruit is especially effective against aging.
The properties of nuts
They are a source of minerals. They provide us with magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron and trace elements such as zinc and selenium, with antioxidant properties.
Its greatly contributes with vitamins. It is rich in vitamins B1, B3 or folates. It is one of the most abundant sources of vitamin E (antioxidant) in the plant world.
They are rich in healthy fats. Nuts are attributed to healthy cardiovascular properties thanks to they are abundance in mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Among these are oleic acid, linoleic (omega 6) and linolenic (omega 3) and are essential fatty acids for the body.
They provide us with vegetable protein. In moderate amounts, they help makes the nuts a suitable snack to eat after demanding physical exercise.
They are rich in fibres. Its consumption helps to control the appetite and to regulate the intestinal transit. It is also associated with a decrease in cholesterol levels by interfering with its absorption at the intestinal level.