Hazelnuts are the edible seed of the hazel tree, typically sold shelled. Depending on species they may also be known as filbert nut or cobnut.
Hazelnuts are a source of magnesium, manganese, Vitamins E, B1, and B6, and other vitamins and minerals. The majority of hazelnuts’ fat content is monounsaturated. Hazelnuts are also a source of protein, fiber, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Hazelnuts are considered tree nuts and thus should be avoided by those with tree nut allergies, unless otherwise indicated.
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USDA Agricultural Research Service
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry