Hazelnut, peanut, walnut, pumpkin seeds and almonds, such as oilseed foods and etc. all are rich vitamin B, minerals, fat and protein sources.

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often hear “I forgot to eat” or “I did not have time to eat”. A handful of fruits, vegetables or vegetable oils thrown into the bag can save our lives during the day. Especially oily seed foods (walnuts, pine nuts, nuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, peanuts, sunflower seeds) are group B vitamins, minerals, fat and protein rich foods. These foods also need to be consumed at a certain rate daily.

Most energy is obtained from oils.

People eat an average of 70 thousand times in their lifetime, which corresponds to approximately 25-30 tons of food. Food is not only a simple daily function, it is also important for human health and happiness. Oil seeds have an important place in our diet. All living organisms need energy consumption to survive. Fats are the nutrients that give the most energy (9 kcal / gram).


Relative humidity should not exceed 60%. Dried fruits should not be eaten.

However, foods deteriorate for various reasons in the period from production to consumption. An important group of these degradation factors is microorganisms.

Oilseeds can become insecticides and moldy if not stored in suitable conditions. Molds produce harmful elements called ‘aflatoxins’. The target organ of aflatoxins, an important nutrient toxin, is the liver, but can also cause damage to other tissues or tumors.

Oil seeds must be harvested at the appropriate time to prevent mold growth. Harvest should not be left on the soil. Broken, cracked and diseased should be separated. The most important point in preventing deterioration is moisture control. The moisture content of oil seeds such as hazelnut and peanut should not be more than 5%. Relative humidity of stored places should not be more than 60%. Since salt absorbs moisture, large salt should be used when storing oil seeds at home. Peanuts, hazelnuts, other peanuts, walnuts, moldy when stored in damp and hot places. Therefore, oil seeds should be stored in a cool place.

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