Shelled Hazelnuts

Peeled and toasted


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Hazelnuts are mechanically shelled and then selected both mechanically and manually. Then, they are toasted, peeled and selected once more.
Country of Origin: Italy, Campania (the major hazelnut producer in Italy) and Avellino, famous for the variety Mortarella.
Harvest season: Septemberan


Hazelnut trees have always been considered magic trees by farmers: the bush was the shelter of fairies, a plentiful harvest was a sign of the familiy fertiliy, whereas a branch of hazelnut tree was the diviner’s wand. The emblem of God Esculapio – today protector of chemists – is a branch of hazelnut tree with two coiling snakes.

Beneficial properties:

Hazelnuts are the second-best provider of vitamin E, after almonds. Vitamin E (an anti-oxidant) helps prevent some types of cancer, such as baldder cancer. Hazelnuts are a good source of potassium, phosphorous and calcium. They contain manganese, an anti-oxidant enzyme created by mitochondria in cells, which protects cells from cancer.


Nutrition facts:

Nutritional values per 100g
(Values per 100g of edible product)

Valore energetico in KJ/ Energy2814
Valore energetico Kcal/ Energy670
Grassi/ Fat g.64,10
di cui acidi grassi saturi/ of which saturates g.4,16
Carboidrati/ Carbohydrates g.9,0
di cui zuccheri/ of which sugars g.4,89
Fibre/Fibers g.8,10
Proteine/ Protein g.14,95
Sale/ Salt g.27,5