Nutrition and DietHazelnuts: benefits and nutritional properties

Hazelnuts: benefits and nutritional properties

If there is a dried fruit par excellence that has a series of important benefits and properties for health that is (in addition to walnuts), hazelnuts.

Although hazelnuts are characteristic of autumn, since the ideal season to consume them is in the month of November, luckily we can find them in stores and hypermarkets practically all year round.

Not surprisingly, one of the hazelnut varieties that has become the most widely consumed and famous is the Andalusian hazelnut, which is characterized by being small and compact.

Hazelnuts benefits and properties

The hazelnut can be an ideal dry fruit diets, because it is low in saturated fatty acids, which means it is also very positive against high cholesterol.

It is also rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which means that it is a very good dried fruit to combat or prevent the onset of cardiovascular diseases.

Regarding the main vitamins and minerals that we find in hazelnuts, vitamin E, A and folic acid stand out, as well as calcium and magnesium.

Given their fiber content, they help in cases of constipation, while their caloric intake can be very good to combat tiredness and fatigue.

In addition, it can become a dried fruit indicated for people who suffer from heart disease, as well as to reduce cholesterol levels.

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