Hazelnuts are nutritious, rich in protein and minerals. They are very rich in fats, especially “good” monounsaturated fats, which help to reduce “bad” and total cholesterol, helping to prevent cardiovascular disease.
At the same time, they are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and copper, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. What stands out in hazelnuts is their high content of folic acid, which makes them particularly important even during pregnancy, as well as antioxidant vitamin E.
Although hazelnuts are a high-calorie food, there is evidence to suggest that eating them in moderation does not lead to weight gain. On the contrary, it appears that diets that include hazelnuts and nuts in general are more effective because they induce feelings of satiety due to the combination of their individual components, such as protein and fibre.