Are you looking for a tasty snack, ingredient or flavour to include in your diet?
Amazingly hazelnuts are packed with vitamin A, C, E, K, folates, thiamine, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, dietary fibre, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, phosphorus and even phytonutrients such as carotene A and B and lutein-zeaxanthin. "Phew!" That stuff is only meant for the 'super-brains', but what are the health benefits for us mere mortals?
Well ... hazelnuts are great for keeping our skin, hair and nails healthy. These little nuts hydrate and moisturise our skin, can help to treat and relieve acne, help to improve our immune system, nervous system, heart and digestive systems; and may even help in preventing cancer. They are so packed with good things that they should be included in our daily food intake.
Hazelnuts are great when eaten raw or roasted; or can be used in baking, cooking and beverages. With their sweet, creamy flavour, hazelnuts are popular in baked goods such as cookies, cakes and pastries.
This huge amount of nutrition is the very reason so many medical, health, skin and hair products use hazelnuts, and hazelnut oils, as a part of their ingredients.
In the Dessert Book (vol. 8) are two delicious recipes. A Hazelnut Latte Self Sauce Pudding and a Spiced Hazelnut Apple Strudel. Find the recipes here
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