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Hazelnuts

Rich in protein and minerals, as well as vitamins B and E, our hazelnuts are carefully dried in the sun. Perfect to put in your muesli, or eat as a snack

 

Fruit from the hazel

The hazelnut is a fruit of the hazelnut tree, a tree that reaches some three to five metres high. The tree has a thin stem and is very densely covered with leaves. The leaves can be recognized by their round, oval or heart shape. From the beginning of its growth, the hazelnut is protected by bracts that later form hard shells. The hazel tree does not produce any flowers in the spring, unlike other nut trees. It grows on calcium-rich humus containing lots of moisture and grows from January to April. As the nut ripens, the shell of the nut changes to a yellow orange. The hazelnut does better in a cool and moist summer than in a dry hot one.

Nutritional value

Hazelnuts are a good source of vitamin E. A handful of hazelnuts (25 g) contains no less than 50% of the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA). Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant. Antioxidants can play an important role in preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancer.