Hazelnuts: Nutrition Facts

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This food which is popularly used in chocolate, is also similar to chestnuts and acorns used to feed livestock. It is said that Turkey is by a long way the largest producer in the world of this nut. Looking at hazelnuts’ nutrition facts, we can see that they give 628 kcal per 100 g and can thus serve as a reasonable energy source. Moreover, they have 16.7 g of carbohydrates. Dietary fiber was at 11g per 100 grammes. In relation to the fat in this food, it is at 60.75, with saturated at 4.464g, monounsaturated at 45.652 g and polyunsaturated at 7.92 g. Protein is at 14.95 grammes and water 5.31 grammes.

Looking at hazelnuts’ nutrition facts re: vitamin content, we can see that vitamin A is at negligible amounts as regards the US adult RDA is concerned. Conversely, vitamin B1 was at 0.643 mg being 56%, and in addition vitamin B2 was at 0.113 mg at 9%. In addition, niacin (B3) was at 1.8 mg or 12%. Furthermore, panothenic acid (B5) was at 0.918 mg or 18%; additionally vitamin B6 was given at 0.563 mg or 43%. Moreover, vitamin B was at 113 mg or 28%. Additionally vitamin C was also available at 6.3 mg or 8%.

Vitamin E was well represented at 15.03 mg or 100% and also vitamin K was give at 14.2 µg or 14%. In addition, calcium was at 114 mg or 11%. Iron was furthermore given at 4.7mg or 36%. As well as all this nutrition, magnesium was given at 163 mg being 46%, manganese was shown to be 6.175 mg at 294%, phosphorus was at 290 mg or 41% and potassium was shown as 680 mg being 41%. Finally, Zinc was given at 2.45 mg or 26%. Thus, it can be seen that hazelnuts may have an important role in relation to their nutrition. They may also be known as “filberts”.

(reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelnut)


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