In shell hazelnuts (round Naples+19mm) – Round Naples are an Italian variety, with the +19mm indicating the size calibration. Hazelnuts are harvested around August/September time with first in-shell goods generally available circa end September.
General informationThe hazelnut originates from the Asiatic region (Mesopotamia) and is no more than 5/6 metres tall with a maximum diameter of 4 metres. Then tree has a bush-like appearance with a thin and slender stem and brown/grey bark.
Hazelnuts are the nuts that contain the most Vitamin E. They are an excellent source of phytosterols, substances believed to be important in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. This was confirmed in a recent study that demonstrated that regular consumption of hazelnuts can reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They contain vitamin B1, B2 and pro vitamin A.
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