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As the first of the "four major nuts" (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews) in the world, hazelnuts have the reputation of "the king of nuts". It has a high nutritional value and is a natural health food. Hazelnuts contain 16.2 to 18 grams of protein, 50.6 to 77 grams of fat, and 16.5 grams of carbohydrates per hectogram. In addition to the protein, fat, and sugar, hazelnuts are also rich in carotene, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin E, and the content of calcium, phosphorus, and iron is also higher than other nuts. Therefore, Its food value is very high.
Although hazelnuts contain high in fat, these fat are mostly unsaturated fatty acids, which are very healthy. In hazelnuts’ total fat, monounsaturated fatty acids account for 77.7%, polyunsaturated fatty acids account for 9.5%. Polyunsaturated fatty acids can generate so called brain gold’s DHA after entering the human’s body, which can improve the memory, judgment, optic nerve, and the intelligence level. Therefore, hazelnuts are especially suitable for mental workers.
In addition to the fat contained, hazelnuts are also very high-quality in its protein. The eight kinds of amino acids required by the human body are all available in hazelnuts, and the contents are much higher than that of walnuts. Hazelnuts are also rich in arginine and aspartic acid, which can increase the activity of arginase to remove the ammonia from human’s blood, enhance the immunity and eliminate fatigue. Therefore, hazelnuts have a good nourishing effect on those people who are weak in health and prone to hunger.
Moreover, because hazelnuts are rich in vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and niacin, it is beneficial to maintain the normal vision, the normal growth of epithelial tissue cells and the health of the nervous system, furthermore to promote the digestive system’s functions, improve people’s memory, and prevent aging.