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Hazelnuts from their homeland, from Turkey are high in monounsaturated fat, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin E and minerals such as potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. They are also a source of pantothenic acid, zinc and vitamins.
And, they may even help to keep your heart healthy! They are high in monounsaturated fat, which may help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease .
Daily consumption of just 25-30 gr of hazelnut meets 100% of daily vitamin E requirement. Recent researches have shown that the rich beta-cytosterol content of hazelnut can play an important role in reducing cholesterol and preventing many diseases such as cancer (colon, prostate, breast). This also applies to preventing the growth of tumours and stimulating apoptosis. Hazelnuts are also a good source of mineral, particularly calcium, magnesium, phosphor and potassium. Hazelnuts are able to balance blood pressure and are very important for the bone development and health with their poor sodium and very rich mineral content. These minerals are well known to have positive effects on health.
Hazelnuts also contain all the necessary amino acids and the most vital minerals. Hazelnuts can be used as a source of protein with legumes having low cystine and methionine content. As we have mentioned before, hazelnut is a good source of natural antioxidants. This indicates the nutraceutical potential of hazelnuts and hazelnut products. In conclusion, hazelnut is a vital food and additive for a balanced daily diet and the most useful nutraceutical substance for coronary health. Eating a handful of hazelnuts per day can protect you from many of the diseases mentioned above.
Turkey has a distinguished place among the other hazelnut producers in the world, thanks to its high quality, and maintains its leading position in production and exportation.
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