Nuts & Seeds

Whole Raw Italian Organic Hazelnuts

Whole Raw Italian Organic Hazelnuts
The Hazelnut (Corylus avellana) has been known to humanity since its origins. The origins of hazelnuts are European and Caucasian. In Italy, hazelnuts are found from the plains to the hilly ridges of the Apennines (even in Sicily) up to the medium altitudes in the Alps. Hazelnuts are a plant characterized by countless properties and various uses. Since ancient times, humans considered it a magical and healing plant; the Celts used it for certain rituals, and the ancient Romans would give it as a gift to wish prosperity and fertility to newlyweds; it is even said that the symbol of the medical profession derives from this plant. Raw Hazelnuts are a very energetically rich and easily digestible food, and its seed is the most digestible. This nut possesses many nutrients (such as fatty acids, lipids, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals). It is now well-known that regular consumption of raw hazelnuts, studies recommend 30 grams daily, equivalent to about 25 units, has beneficial and preventive effects on health: for conditions like hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, it strengthens bones and muscles, improves weight control and metabolism, reduces the risk of cancer, and has prebiotic potential.

Why Raw Hazelnuts are so beneficial

The high energy value is due to the fat content (61%), especially good fats, monounsaturated fats (oleic and linoleic acids in particular). The presence of carbohydrates also provides an energetic effect. Considering that these are simple carbohydrates along with starch and fiber, this is a well-being combination that provides energy and relieves hunger. For this reason, Raw Hazelnuts are recommended as an essential element in a vegan dietessential amino acid requirements. Among nuts, it has the least amount of protein, making it ideal to ease the burden on the liver and kidneys.

Raw Hazelnuts contain a good amount of vitamins and minerals

When eaten fresh and raw, hazelnuts retain their valuable characteristics. By consuming the recommended quantity, you integrate a large number of vitamin E, which are excellent antioxidants, and vitamin C. The mineral salts you intake are also very beneficial: magnesium (indispensable for the proper functioning of muscles, bones, and the brain); iron (essential for blood and respiration); manganese (necessary for the activation of many enzymes) and phosphorus (important for many biological processes).

In traditional Chinese medicine, hazelnuts are known for their ability to tonify qi and blood. In general, ancient Chinese medical texts mention that they enter the stomach and spleen. The character of hazelnuts is sweet and is considered to have a neutral temperament.
Furthermore, it is believed that hazelnuts combat fatigue, debilitation, and weakness after an illness. They encourage children to eat hazelnuts to promote healthy development.

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