The hazelnut is the perfect component within a proper Mediterranean Diet. It is a food high in energy and rich in monounsaturated fats, which diet experts strongly advise for their beneficial effect on the metabolism of cholesterol and can surely have a preventive action against heart diseases. The hazelnut is a source of Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant, B vitamins that our body needs for harnessing energy from proteins. Moreover, they’re an excellent source of mineral salts like manganese, iron. Also worth mentioning the fiber concentration, key to ensuring intestinal regularity.