Do you remember when was the last time you ate hazelnuts? Have you ever wondered why this nut is so popular ingredient used in numerous sweet recipes? If these questions made you think for a second, we recommend you read the following article.
Hazelnut grows on a bush reaching a height up to 8 meters. It has egg-shaped leaves, and its fruits grow in a cluster of few hazelnuts.
Hazelnut is one of the food products which is practically the protector of Christmas feasts, same as walnut, and many Balkan families still collect large amounts of hazelnuts and store it for further use during the whole winter.
Nutritional Facts of Hazelnuts
Let’s have a brief look on the nutritional value hazelnuts have. 100g hazelnuts have estimated energy value of 628 kcal — 61% fat, 17% carbohydrates and 15% protein.
Minerals: calcium (114mg), magnesium (163mg), phosphorus (290 mg), iron (4,7 mg), zinc (2,5 mg), copper (1,8 mg), manganese (6 mg) and selenium (2,4 mcg);
Vitamins: vitamin C (6,3 mg), thiamine (0,6 mg), riboflavin (0,1 mg), niacin (1,8 mg), pantothenic acid (1 mg), vitamin B6 (o,5 mg), choline (45,6 mg), betaine (0,4 mg), vitamin E (15 mg), folic acid (68 mcg) and vitamin K (14 mg).