The hazelnut belongs to the group of stone fruits and its cultivation dates back to the period of the ancient Romans. It is believed that it originally came from Asia Minor. It thrives in fertile and loose areas. It grows in the form of a gram, and has leaves that are rounded and long. The flowers appear before the leaves and can be classified as male or female. The fruits are grouped in bunches and have a skin that is brown.
The core of the hazelnut fruit contains many vitamins and nutrients. It is majorly enriched with B vitamins, especially B5 and B6, and is also rich in folic acid. Vitamins that are part of the B group are especially important, because they have been proven to provide energy to the body, improve concentration and have a positive effect on the entire nervous system. B6 is also a vitamin recommended - especially for pregnant women - to intake in order to prevent the occurrence of depression after childbirth.
Hazelnuts also contain vitamins A and E, which are good for the hair and skin, while vitamin E is extremely good for your blood vessels and overall cardiovascular system. In addition to the vitamins mentioned above, the hazelnut core also contains minerals such as zinc, magnesium and calcium, as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids – both to whom which are good for reducing high levels of cholesterol.
The amount of potassium it contains is even five percent higher than the amount contained in other fruits. Because of this composition, hazelnuts are one of the most energy-important foods.
They provide various health benefits:
Help of reducing weight gain
It protects cells from damage
Lowers cholesterol levels
Improves sperm count
Improves brain function
Reduces the risk of cancer
Regulates the symptoms of diabetes
Supports heart health
Reduces inflammatory processes
Good for skin and hair
Honey is one of the healthiest and nutritious natural products in the world. Honey is the main product of honey bees. It is important to note that it is produced by honey bees, because not every bee in a bee colony is responsible for producing honey. It's a long process from acquiring honey from the bee, hence why bees are creatures that must be treated and held sacred with respect and care. We have a duty to keep them from dying and to make sure that every bee can collect nectar from the plants. We aim to achieve this goal by not polluting the plants and insects that surround our nature with dangerous poisons.
Since ancient times, honey-derived products have been among the most healing ingestible products that can be found in nature. For thousands of years, they have been used in the treatment of various diseases; in cosmetics and natural medicine; as well as the first written traces of honey can be found from the time of the Egyptian pharaohs. Honey is mentioned to be used in ancient Chinese medicine, as well as in the Ayurveda "Book of Life", honey is considered an elixir of youth, health and beauty.
Honey consists of fructose, sucrose, glucose, water and vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The consistency is different depending on the type and quality of honey, but it is always perfectly balanced. This means that bees successfully make perfect food from what they can collect in nature and what is available to them.
Honey also has a natural ability to crystallize, and the hardness of the crystallization all depends on the amount of glucose it contains. If there is more glucose than fructose, honey will crystallize faster and easier. With acacia honey, for example, this process is slower because acacia honey contains more fructose.
It is known that honey is a traditional medicine used against coughs and sore throats; it improves the brains’ capacity for concentration and memory, as well as many other disorders that have been successfully proven to be treated using honey and other bee products.
Honey prevents infections, protects teeth and bones, lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, creates much needed vital energy and improves mood.
Honey also has a beneficial effect on the following disorders:
It strengthens the body's immunity
Strengthens the heart
Revitalizes the digestive organs
Good for hair and nail regeneration
It supports the restoration of blood elements
It has antibacterial, antiseptic and antimycotic effects
Removes the toxic substances from the body
Good against stress and insomnia, bad mood and irritability
It is used for diet in combination with lemon
You can use honey in combination with other natural products, fruits and spices.