Filberts(Hazelnuts)

Filberts(Hazelnuts)

Filberts (Hazelnuts)

Hazelnuts grow in clusters. They have shiny brown outer shell. Once removed from the outer shell, you will find another shell which is slightly bitter in taste. Once you remove this shell, you will discover the slightly sweet, white hazelnut. The hazelnut is highly nutritious and frequently eaten alone as a snack. 

 

Health benefits

  • The folate in Hazelnuts is beneficial to women who are pregnant.
  • The phosphorous and magnesium in hazelnuts promotes bone health.
  • They are gluten free.
  • Hazelnuts help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL ( good cholesterol).
  • They aid in the prevention of stroke and coronary artery disease.

 

Nutrition facts

  • Hazelnuts are a good source of fiber.
  • They are an excellent source of Vitamin E.
  • Hazelnuts are a good source of the B complex vitamins.
  • You can acquire much needed minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, manganese, and selenium form Hazelnuts.

 

Culinary uses

Hazelnuts are not used in cooking as often as many other nuts. They are usually enjoy alone as a snack.

  • Hazelnuts can be added to a granola mix or trail mix.
  • Toasted Hazelnuts are sometimes added to desserts. 
  • Hazelnuts are sometimes used in appetizers such as Hazelnut Parmesan Crisps.
  • A recipe such as Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti is sure to become a favorite way to enjoy Hazelnuts.

 

Varieties Available

If your family enjoys the delicious, healthy Hazelnut as a snack, you might find it economically advantageous to buy bulk amounts online. If you want to gain the health benefits premium Hazelnuts provide by adding them to numerous recipes, a bulk purchase of these nuts would be a budget friendly way to stock up on them. You have the following varieties to select from.

  • Blanched, raw Hazelnuts
  • Blanched, roasted, salted Hazelnuts
  • Blanched, raw unsalted Hazelnuts
  • Raw Hazelnuts
  • Roasted, salted Hazelnuts
  • Roasted, unsalted Hazelnuts