Product Details
Ingredients Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Allergens Certified organic hazelnuts
Country of Origin Turkey

While hazelnuts are one of the original “Paleo” foods, they achieved more contemporary fame as a primary ingredient in the popular children’s spread 'Nutella'. Today, hazelnuts are used extensively in baking, ice cream and in heavenly chocolates. Hazelnuts also happen to be a great source of protein, fiber vitamins, and minerals. 

Health Benefits

Including organic hazelnuts in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:

  • Lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Reduced incidences of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease
  • Improved immune response due to antioxidants and copper lowers risk of cancer
  • Rich folate levels are great for expectant mothers
  • Healthier bones thanks to magnesium content
  • Great skin thanks to hazelnuts high concentration of vitamin E

Key Nutrition Details

Hazelnuts are a great source of vitamins and minerals. A daily snack of 100 grams of hazelnuts contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):

Energy: 31%

Carbohydrates: 13%

Protein: 26.5%

Total Fat: 202%

Dietary Fiber: 25.5%

Folates: 28%

Niacin: 11%

Pantothenic acid: 18%

Pyridoxine: 43%

Riboflavin: 9%

Thiamin: 53.5%

Vitamin C: 10.5%

Vitamin E: 100%

Vitamin K: 12%

Sodium: 0%

Potassium: 14%

Calcium: 11%

Copper: 192%

Iron: 59%

Magnesium: 41%

Manganese: 268%

Phosphorus: 41%

Zinc: 22%

Interesting Facts

The hazelnut originated in the sprawling Mediterranean region spanning Spain to Turkey. Cultivated and eaten by humans for over 5,000 years, here are some more fascinating facts about hazelnuts:

  • Ancient Rome customarily offered a hazelnut to bring happiness
  • Symbolise fertility in French culture
  • Are also known as 'filbert' or 'cobnut'
  • Are related to the birch tree
  • Turkey is the world’s largest hazelnut producer
  • Are produced commercially in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Georgia, Serbia, Catalonia region (Spain), Kent (UK) and in Oregon and Washington (U.S.).
  • Oregon adopted the hazelnut as its official State Nut in 1989
  • National Hazelnut Cake Day is on June 1st
  • Hazelnut oil is used in cooking and in cosmetics
  • Their trees produce nuts until they are over 80 years old
  • Hazelnut trees bloom and are wind pollinated in winter

Storage Tips & Shelf Life

Shelled hazelnuts will stay fresh for up to 12 months in the fridge, and up to 20 months in the freezer. Store in an air tight containers away from heat and light.

Enjoying Your Organic Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are frequently eaten as they are, out of the shell. However, they are delicious in a range of recipes ideas:

  • Hazelnuts are extensively included in confectionery and baked goods as an addition to appetizers such as bruschetta, cakes, bread, biscuits and cookies, tarts, flans, sweets, chocolates and sumptuous liqueurs
  • Hazelnuts also used to make hazelnut butter, a popular and healthy alternative to peanut butter
  • In Europe finely ground hazelnuts are used as a flour substitute for cakes and a range of baked delights, amongst them the fabulous Linzer Torte, a pastry torte with a heavenly redcurrant jam filling.
Product Details
Ingredients Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Allergens Certified organic hazelnuts
Country of Origin Turkey

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