With a robust, nutty flavor and pleasant, satisfying crunch, our Oregon whole dry roasted and unsalted hazelnuts are ready to eat. Excellent as a healthy snack all on their own or delicious blended into a trail mix or cereal, or dip in chocolate to make truffles and confections.
Also known as filberts or cobnuts, 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 (75%), polyunsaturated fat as linoleic acid (13%) and saturated fat as palmitic and stearic acid (7% combined).
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.
Kernel Sizing: 12-16 mm
Serious Defects: Less than or equal to 1%
Moisture: Less than or equal to 6%
Free Fatty Acid (oleic): Less than or equal to 1%
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Almonds should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. 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.