Hazelnuts may provide better baby formula

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Researchers have found a new source for a key fat in infant development using hazelnuts! The University of Georgia researchers say that a mother’s breast milk is the best food for infants, but they have come up with a “designer fat” for bottle-fed babies based on hazelnut oil that provides essential nutrients usually found in mother’s milk.

This nutrient alternative provides the healthful omega-3 fatty acid DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and omega-6 fatty acid ARA (Arachidonic acid), both important for the development of the brain and other organs for infants during the last three months of pregnancy. Just one more reason hazelnuts are good for you!

These findings were published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry–click here for more information.