Hazelnut Oil

Hazelnut Oil

What is Hazelnut oil?

Hazelnut oil is extracted from the kernel of hazel plant nut. The oil is yellow colored and can be used in food, in dietetics and cosmetics. This oil is easily digested, though the oil is limited in use in food industry due to its price but widely used in cosmetics.

Properties

Hazelnut oil mainly contains:
Nutrient Percentage (%)
oleic acid 73-84
linoleic acid 8-17
palmitic acid 4-7
linolenic acid 0.1-0.6
stearic acid 2-3
  Hazelnut oil is rich in phytosterols: 1.2-1.4 g per kg oil, vitamin E content of 47-54 mg per 100 g oil. Hazelnut oil also contains about 40 mg of squalene per 100 grams of oil and approximately 130 mg of phytosterols per 100 grams of oil. Additionally, it includes minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Precautions

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Hazelnut is safe in amounts found in food, but there’s not enough information to know if it’s safe in the more substantial measures that are used as medicine.

Benefits

Skin benefits

Anti-ageing agent

This oil contains enormous amounts of vitamin E, A, and C. these vitamins are essential antioxidant agents for your skin by preventing early onset of wrinkles and lines related to aging.

Moisturizing agent

Hazelnut nut is a source of vast amounts of vitamin E, the combination of this vitamin and fats contained in the oil produce a moisturizing and hydrating effect on your skin keeping your skin visibly radiant.

Nutrition agent

The oil is a rich source of nutrients which help in dead regeneration cells and revitalize your skin. Thus, it gives your skin the prior nature

Protection against UV rays

Hazelnut oil has the potential to filter dangerous UV rays from the sun. The oil is mostly used in sunscreen. Additionally, you can combine the oil with other oils like avocado oil and walnut oil for increased effectiveness.

Astringent and Antibacterial properties

The oil is used can be used as an astringent compound; the oil helps in tightening the pore of your skin, furthermore it aids in the secretion of sebum from your skin. Due to its antibacterial properties, it is a good agent for treatment of chapped lips and stretch marks.

Hair benefits

Coloring agent

Nut oil is a significant component of hair coloring agents. The oil is used to ensure your color lasts as well as keeping the colored tresses well-conditioned offering protection against the chemical application.

Strengthening of hair

Is your hair so weak and losing a piece of days go by? Don’t worry anymore; hazelnut oil has the nutritive components that that helps strengthen the hair bases keeping your hair loss stress free, give it a try!

Health benefits

Cardiovascular benefits

Hazelnut oil contains enormous amounts of unsaturated fatty with decreased amounts of saturated fats. This property is beneficial to your health; the unsaturated fatty lowers the levels of LDL “bad cholesterol” while increasing the level of HDL “good cholesterol.” These have the ultimate effect of reduced chances of cardiovascular diseases.

Digestive problems

The oil is rich in a wide variety of dietary fiber that aids in the movement of bowels reducing chances of constipation. Additionally, is an excellent source of proteins that are essential to your body.

Efficiency of the Nervous system

The nervous systems require an essential vitaminB6 for its proper functioning. The vitamin is involved in the conduction of nerve impulses by helping in the synthesis of the myelin sheath. Hazelnut oil is an abundant component of vitamin B6 hence helps in proper functioning of the nervous system

Prevents Diabetics

The oil can be beneficial especially in type2 diabetes. It is full of dietary fiber helping your feel entirely all day hence prevents escalation of blood sugar level.

Other Uses

Fix Squeaky Doors

The use of the oil as a lubricant is widespread. Applying it on squeaky doors helps the hinges last longer.

Side effects

Hazelnut tends to be safe for the majority of people in food amounts. But some people are allergic to hazelnuts and have had severe allergic reactions including life-threatening breathing problems (anaphylaxis). People allergic to Brazil nut, mugwort pollen, and peanuts are likely to develop an allergy. The oil has a reported case of botulism when contaminated with yogurt.