THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Hazelnuts play a special role in human nutrition and health, due to their particular composition of fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and antioxidant phenols.
Some of the health benefits of hazelnuts include:
ability to balance cholesterol levels
increase heart health
reduce blood pressure and clots
boost the immune system
aid in weight loss
help manage diabetes
improve digestive function
optimize the body’s metabolism
increase skin health
increase cognitive function AND increase red blood cell count.
More than 400 varieties of hazelnuts have been identified worldwide, but only about 20 of these can be used commercially.
Most of the commercial hazelnuts are used in chocolate confections; added to foods such as cereals, cookies, breads, and other staples; put into roasted nut mixes; and made into flavorings for products ranging from hazelnut oils, coffees, syrups, and even beer.
use of hazelnuts
Roasted hazelnuts taste extremely delicious with rich chocolate. That is why it is widely used in chocolate bars, candies and as a decoration for confectionery products.
Roasted and chopped hazelnuts are used throughout preparation of various confectionary products such as cakes, pies, cookies and many more both as constituent ingredient and outside decoration.
Hazelnut paste (nut hazelnut grated) can be used as a filling for breakfast cereals, as an additive in the production of chocolate-nut pastes, creams, glazes, caramel, yogurts, ice cream and much more.
Hazelnuts are used to make sauces, nuts are added to salads and snacks, second courses - pasta, pilaf, risotto, casseroles, soups are prepared with hazelnuts, snack bars and sweet pies are baked, jam is made with nuts.