Although hazelnuts are high in calories, they are rich in nutrients and have a high content of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
They also provide significant amounts of antioxidants. However, the antioxidant content could decrease after the roasting process. Therefore, it is recommended to consume whole, unroasted kernels with the skin rather than peeled ones.
Raw hazelnuts may also help prevent and decrease inflammation due to their high concentrations of healthy fats.
Hazelnuts, like almonds and most nuts, can be easily incorporated into your diet as a snack or added to baked goods and other dishes. Remember that it’s best to eat them with the skin on!
◉ Like some other nuts, they may cause allergic reactions in some people.