Honey and Hazelnuts are nature's original candy. Mix them together and you have the ultimate taste treat. The Hazelnuts soak up the sweet nectar of the Honey and the Honey absorbs naturally the nuttiness of the Hazelnuts.

Eating a spoonful of honey-soaked hazelnuts has proved a healthy way to improve your cholesterol profile. Researchers suggest that honey and hazelnuts each have special properties that can help protect against heart disease.

People aiming to lower their cholesterol should turn to honey and hazelnuts as well as fruits and vegetables, scientists say. Researchers discovered honey contained as many antioxidants - which combat the free radicals, which can damage cells - as spinach, apples, oranges or strawberries.

Hazelnuts and honey combination is considered a ‘super food’ due to the presence of a high amount of nutrients in it. It is the most nourishing combination and contains a wide range of vital elements like soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acid, omega-6 fatty acid, vitamin E, potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and so on.

Honey is proved to have a protective effect for the human organism and boosts its immunity levels. Honey is also full-packed with varying levels of antioxidants, with dark honey having more than light.

RECIPE FOR HAZELNUTS IN HONEY:

500 grams of shelled hazelnuts

500 grams of honey

Heat frying pan on low heat and add shelled nuts. Toast the nuts on low heat for 5-10 minutes making sure they do not burn. This process will remove some of the outer skin.

Rolling the toasted hazelnuts in a towel will remove the majority of the skin with out damaging the nuts. Remove from the heat and allow them to cool.

Pack the nuts into sterilized jar. Alternate the nuts and honey, filling the jars in layers. About 2 layers of nuts to 1 layer of honey is an effective way for the combination. Just be sure that the nuts are well covered in honey and that the jars are full and packed tightly. Seal securely with lid, label and store in a cool dark place for up to 12 months./AgroWeb.org