The benefits of candlenut as a spice in the kitchen have been widely used both in Indonesia and abroad. Candlenut is an abundant crop in Indonesia, so it is very easy to get it in any season.
The Maluku archipelago is the largest candlenut producing area in Indonesia. The gift of abundance makes candlenut used for various purposes other than cooking.
Benefits of Candlenut for Health
- Candlenut can solve digestive problems.
- good remedy for dysentery and diarrhea.
- used for many ailments such as headaches, toothaches and fever.
The protein content in hazelnut can be used for tissue growth in the body.
- The leaves of the candlenut tree act as anti-bacterial and pain relievers.
- The fat content in hazelnut is unsaturated fat which helps reduce heart disease and stroke.
Content of Substances in Candlenut
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The chemical content contained in candlenut includes glycerides, linoleic acid, palmitic, stearic, myristic, oil acids, protein, vitamin B1, and fatty substances.
The popular benefits of hazelnut are found in the hazelnut oil, which is produced from the collision of roasted or roasted candlenuts.
Hazelnut oil is useful for nourishing hair like the benefits of olive oil and restoring the natural shine of black hair so that, hazelnut oil extract is widely used by shampoo manufacturers.
Nutrients Per 100 grams
- Energy (Kj) 1,979.0 KJ
- Energy (cal) 473.0 cal
- Water content 24.4 ml
- Fat 49.9 g
- Protein 7.8 g
- Total carbohydrates 0.0 g
- Potassium 876.0 mg
- Sodium 14.0 mg
- Phosphorus 1,060.0 mg
- Calcium 140.0 mg
- Magnesium 410.0 mg
- Zinc 2.7 mg
- Iron 2.7 mg
- Copper6.9 mg
- Cadmium 0.1 ug
- Vitamin B1 4.2 mg
- Vitamin B2 0.0 mg
- Vitamin B3 1.3 mg
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Get to know the Candlenut Plant
The Candlenut tree is native to Southeast Asia and Hawaii and has been cultivated in South America.
The lacquer tree or tree, the Indian nuez de la or the kukui nut tree, grows to a height of about 50 to 80 feet (15-25 m). The branches of the tree are spreading that grow pale green and produce hazelnut 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches (4 cm to 6 cm) in diameter, with a hard outer shell and high oil content.
In Hawaii, the candlenut tree has many non-medicinal uses. Candlenut can be ground into a paste and used as a spice.
The candlenut tree because of its role in Hawaiian culture, has been designated the official state tree of Hawaii. Candlenut, which is charred after being burned, can be made into ink used for tattoos.