We are delighted to bring you these Hazelnuts grown by a family farmer in Oregon.
Hazelnuts are valued for their pleasant flavor but did you know they are one of the most nutritious nuts? Hazelnuts are a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, and heart healthy B vitamins.
Not only are hazelnuts a high-quality source of protein and fiber, they also contain a variety of antioxidants such as vitamin E and a host of phytonutrients that benefit the immune system. Hazelnuts are a rich source of nutrients that have cardioprotective benefits.
Smart Source of Energy Healthy Fats
An excellent source of energy and a good provider of unsaturated fats or good fats. Numerous studies have shown unsaturated fats can lower blood cholesterol and help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Hazelnuts are one of the best nut sources of heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) per serving, and hazelnuts have the lowest percentage of saturated fat (along with pinenuts and almonds). Other fats in nuts known as phytosterols actually mimic cholesterol and block food-based cholesterol from being absorbed into the blood stream, lowering LDL cholesterol and further decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.