With a robust, nutty flavor and pleasant, satisfying crunch, our dry roasted chopped hazelnuts are an excellent addition to both sweet and savory foods. They are commonly used to make confections such as pralines, chocolates and truffles. They can also be used as topping for cakes and ice cream. In savory dishes, they make a wonderful breading for chicken and fish.
Also known as filberts, hazelnuts have a long history with evidence of them showing up as far back as 6000 BC in Scotland. They are the nut of the hazel tree deriving from the species of the genus Corylus. With the tree being native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, hazelnuts are mostly grown in Turkey which accounts for 63% of the total world production. They are also grown in Italy, Georgia, the United States and Azerbaijan. 99% of the United States production of hazelnuts come from Oregon. Hazelnuts are harvested annually in mid-autumn when trees drop their leaves and nuts. Most commercial farmers will wait until the nuts have dropped and then will either manually or mechanically rake them up.
Hazelnuts are a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamin E, thiamin, phosphorous, manganese and magnesium. They are a significant source of fat at 93% of the daily value in a 100 gram serving. The fat composition includes monounsaturated fat as oleic acid at 75%, polyunsaturated fat as linoleic acid at 13% and saturated fat as palmitic and stearic acid at 7% combined.
Appearance: Uniform reddish brown colored tint with vanilla colored kernel meat
Size: 1/16" to 3/8" pieces
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Walnuts should be stored under cool, dry, odor free conditions away from direct sunlight at 35 - 40 degrees F (1.7 - 7.2 degrees Celsius). The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 16 months from date of manufacture.
Note: The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.