Hazelnut is one of the nuts obtained from the Corylos tree. Among the properties of this nut, we can mention the presence of many nutrients in it. Although the nutrients in it are high in calories, they are rich in nutrients and healthy fats. It also has large amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from oxidative stress, which can destroy cell structure, accelerate aging, cancer and heart disease. The presence of antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals can give these nuts anti-cancer properties. Among other nuts such as pistachios and walnuts and hazelnuts, hazelnuts have the highest amount of antioxidants called proanthocyanidins. It is very easy to add this nut to different foods or consume it as a snack. Peeled hazelnuts can be used to make nutrients, flour or butter. It can also be used in combination with chocolate and condiments such as cinnamon or red pepper for sweets or to add condiments to foods.
This nut seems to be safe for many people in safe amounts, but some people are allergic to it and have serious allergic reactions, including life-threatening respiratory problems (Anaphylaxis). In addition, hazelnuts cause weight gain and excessive consumption is harmful to the liver.
Hazelnut shopping guide
There are several methods for measuring the quality of hazelnuts that can be used to ensure the quality of the purchased product. Regarding the appearance features, the best example is the following features:
- High quality nut is light brwon
- No mold and paleness in the kernel
- No haze on the skin
- Grain kernels of the same shape
- Free of holes and worms
- Large and heavy
- Quality and freshness
- Does not have artificial flavors and colors in product processing
Undoubtedly, the purchase and consumption of this valuable nut must be done with great care and from reputable brands. Citrono brand packages raw and white roasted hazelnut kernels using modern methods of packaging.