In particular, we have studied typical products of this sector, with samples from various companies, including Jijona nougat, nougat texture Jijona liquid Alicante nougat and format in cake.

The analysis has shown that the products reviewed are "good quality food" as their organoleptic and nutritional concerns, as it contains a "major source" of proteins, namely a remarkable percentage of arginine, which plays a role in the prevention of vascular disease.

They are also a "good source" of phytosterols, which help to reduce the level of cholesterol absorption and may offer protection against the most common types of cancers, including colon, breast and prostate.

On the other hand, stresses the fiber content, "indispensable to the daily diet due to the preventive effects of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases.

In turn, possess a high oxidative capacity, with protective activity against the damaging action of free radicals and have also high in healthy fat type, which helps prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease, but the proportion of unsaturated fatty acids about 90 percent.

The analysis indicates that these products are healthy foods to contain a number of nutrients that can develop positive effects on human health. The nougat is a food that made "in moderation can be part of a healthy balanced diet that meets dietary recommendations accepted.

While the study shows that these nutrients found in the nougat are healthy, they should "keep in mind that when you eat a food multitude of factors and therefore could be explored in clinical studies demonstrating the beneficial effect of these foods, including in the right quantity in a balanced diet, "according to the same source.