Rich in potassium (k), phosphorus (p), MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids – goof fat). They also have folic acid (Vitamin B9), therefore they can make up the diet of pregnant women as they can improve the development of the nervous system of the foetus. They are low in saturated fat (bad fat), therefore they can be used in a diet in order to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and other related diseases. Hazelnut kernels have great amount of PAS (proanthocyanidins) which is considered to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, thrombosis and infections of the urinary system. They contain fibre which can help balance blood cholesterol. They also contain a large amount of magnesium (mg), (a handful covers about 90% of an adult’s daily needs), which contributes to the formation of bones and to >300 metabolic enzymes.