This nut has been cultivated in China for more than 5,000 years. In the 1940s, hazelnuts were imported to the States. Today they are grown commercially in the Northwest United States. The nuts are filled with oil and bring a rich flavor to desserts. Of course, they can also be added to meals and other baked recipes to absorb the health benefits!
Phytochemicals – Hazelnuts contains phytopchemicals and flavonoids, both which support brain health, improve circulation and can help ward off allergies.
Healthy Fats – Hazelnuts contain heart-healthy fats that can protect heart health. Hazelnuts are a good source of oleic acid, which helps lower levels of LDL cholesterol while raising levels of HDL in the body.
Rich Source of Vitamins and Minerals – Hazelnuts have a high amount of vitamin E and B as well as folate. Vitamin E helps maintain healthy nails, hair and skin. B vitamins are important for proper cell and energy metabolism. Hazelnuts are also a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium.
So enjoy a serving of hazelnuts today!