Hazelnuts contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 unsaturated fatty acids, which help curbing inflammatory processes. Hazelnuts also provide important minerals such as copper, magnesium, calcium and potassium as well as a good natural source of vitamin E, which is a very good antioxidant for the human body tissues. Hazelnuts are easily digestible and are a very energetic food, with a great remineralizing effect. This is why they are also highly recommended in case of illness, or to the people who do sports or who feel mental and physical fatigue. Hazelnuts also have a good amount of fibres helping bowel transit, and B-group vitamins, such as vitamin B6 and folic acid, that is very important during pregnancy and for the health of the newborn baby.
It is advisable to eat 30g hazelnuts per day, accounting for 90% of the Recommended Daily Intake of folic acid.