This is one 100g portion of organic Hazelnuts which have been freshly packed for you. Hazelnuts are the nuts of the hazel tree.
Hazel nuts are a popular snack and ingredient around the world, not only for their taste but for the various health benefits they provide. Hazelnuts grow within protective husks in clusters on hazelnut trees. When they ripen the hazelnuts drop from the husks onto the ground and then they are harvested.
Archaeologists have found hazelnut consumption taking place almost 10,000 years ago in Mesolithic and Neolithic eras when raw hazelnuts were a key part of the hunter-gatherer diet. In ancient Ireland fruit was categorised into 2 categories cumra meaning sweet and fiadain meaning wild or bitter. Sweet fruits interestingly included hazelnuts.
Australian dietary guidelines recommend a 30g daily serving of nuts which equates to about 20 Hazelnuts.