The hazel tree is grown in many parts of the mainland, with the largest areas lie in Macedonia.
The nuts are rich in calcium, vitamins and monounsaturated fats. They are rich in cancer agents, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and copper, while the fresh fruit is poor in sodium. They have antioxidants properties and they are rich in manganese, an element that is involved in development processes and reproducing in the body.
|Average nutritional analysis 100g hazelnuts (Corylus Avellana)|
|Nutrient Value||Price||% USDA
|Total lipid||60.75 g||202%|
|Dietary fiber||9.7 g||25.5%|
|Folic acid||113 mg||28%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.918 mg||18%|
|Vitamin A||20 IU||<1%|
|Vitamin C||6.3 mg||10.5%|
|Vitamin E||15 mg||100%|
|Vitamin K||14.2 mg||12%|