Hazelnuts are an important component of the Mediterranean diet and of the eating habits of different areas of the world.
Hazelnuts are a good source of nutrients, if they are well introduced into a balanced and healthy diet. Thanks to their specific properties, they are an elixir of life. They help fight aging, bad cholesterol and prevent numerous diseases, especially of the cardiovascular system.
The protein source of hazelnuts is of good quality, especially rich in the amino acid arginine. Above all, for vegetarians and those who wish to reduce the intake of foods rich in protein of animal origin, it is important to include the hazelnut in your diet.
The presence of dietary fibre of hazelnuts is also excellent. A portion of 30 g of hazelnuts (the one recommended by nutritionists) provides more than 10% of the recommended daily dose of fibre.