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Shelled and unshelled hazelnuts are available year-round.
Cut & clean
Shelled hazelnuts can be eaten whole, chopped, or ground. Briefly roast shelled hazelnuts and rub with a towel while still warm to remove skins.
Raw or roasted, chopped hazelnuts add something special in or sprinkled on casseroles, side vegetables, and salads. And don’t forget the desserts! Mix into the batter or top your favorite sweets (especially anything chocolate) and holiday cookies.
Shelled hazelnuts can be eaten whole, chopped, or ground. They can be added to cookies, cakes, and other desserts, or used in salads or to make a savory butter to flavor entrees and side dishes. Like many nuts, roasting hazelnut brings out their flavor. After roasting, hazelnuts should be rubbed in a cloth while still hot to remove their skins.
There are more than 100 varieties of hazel trees, which are related to birch trees. Certain varieties of hazelnuts are called filberts, which are slightly larger than other hazelnuts.
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.
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