The extraordinary sensorial qualities of the Tonda Gentile delle Langhe Hazelnut are praised in numerous medical reports on their health-giving properties. Recent studies have proven that the regular consumption of hazelnuts is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Thanks to a rich content of monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols and mineral salts, it possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, found particularly in raw hazelnuts that have neither been roast nor deprived of their perisperm.