Shelled Organic Italian Hazelnuts
Buy online shelled organic hazelnuts with no added salt and no preservatives.
Our shelled organic hazelnuts have the organic certification. We carefully choose our suppliers in order to guarantee natural products at a fair price.
You can buy shelled organic hazelnuts with no added salt in packs that are ideal for true nuts lovers.
Discover the benefits of shelled organic hazelnuts! Our nutritional analyses have shown that 100 g of shelled organic hazelnuts contain:
- 5.8 mg Manganese, equivalent to 290% of NRV (Nutrient Reference Value);
- 1.5 mg of Copper, equivalent to 150% of NRV;
- 14 mg of Vitamin E, equivalent to 117% of NRV.
Ingredients: organic HAZELNUTS. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.
Formats: 1 kg
|Ingredients||Organic HAZELNUTS May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.|
|Storage requirements||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Organic||IT-BIO-009; EU Agriculture;|
|Nutrition declaration||average nutritional values per 100 g:|
|Energy||2640 kJ / 639 kcal|
|of which saturates||5.6 g|
|of which sugars||3.6 g|
|Copper||1.5 mg (150% NRV*)|
|Manganese||5.8 mg (290% NRV*)|
|Vitamin E||14 mg (117% NRV*)|
|Source||Euro Company analysis|
|Recommendations||The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.|
|Nutrients||Copper, Manganese, Vitamin E|
|*NRV: Nutrient Reference Value||*Nutrient Reference Value|
|Label and packaging||The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.|
Historically at national level, hazelnut cultivation is located in Campania, the main producer in Italy, Lazio, Piedmont and Sicily, with different varieties.
- Tonda Gentile Piemontese or Langhe hazelnut: it is the hazelnut cultivated in Piedmont, whose fruits ripen early in early August. Its round shape makes it indispensable for confectionery products that need whole fruits and is considered the best, as well as the most expensive, Italian hazelnut.
- Tonda Gentile Romana and Nocchione: they originate from the area of the Cimini Mountains and are the most important cultivars of Lazio. The fruits ripen in the medium-late period. The Nocchione cultivar is used as pollinator of the Tonda Gentile Romana. It has a large fruit with a low shelling yield, used for fresh consumption and for industry.
- Tonda di Giffoni: it is widespread in the Avellino area and in the province of Salerno; the fruits are dark brown, almost spherical, with a thin shiny shell. Being a medium-early cultivar, harvesting usually begins as early as the third decade of August. It is particularly suitable for industrial processing and is therefore in great demand by industries for the production of pasta and grain and as a raw material for the preparation of confectionery specialities for large consumption.
- Mortarella: typical variety of Campania, it is a self-sterile plant that enters into production in the intermediate period, characterized by a medium-small fruit, sub-cylindrical and laterally compressed. The shell is quite thin, light brown in colour, with slight streaks of a more intense colour and slightly crushed at the bottom. The seed is very aromatic, consistent, ivory white in colour and has an excellent taste.
- San Giovanni: in the plains of the Neapolitan and Avellinese regions, this variety is grown, mainly used as pollinator of the Mortarella variety. The hazelnut is elongated with a clear, thin shell and good organoleptic characteristics that make it ideal to be eaten fresh.
Among the plants belonging to the Betulaceae family, the hazelnut tree, known by the scientific name of Corylus avellana, has found its natural habitat in Europe and North America, but was present in the Mediterranean area already 10 thousand years ago. Thanks to its strong basis from its prehistoric origins, it spread spontaneously until man began to cultivate it, refining its techniques since the IV century B.C., until 1900, when the intensive productions took place. The name of the species, Corylus avellana, comes from the places of greater cultivation: Avellino in Italy and Abella in Turkey. The genus Corylus, in fact, includes 25 species, and besides the common plant the most important ones are the giant hazel (Corylus maxima), the Turkish hazel (Corylus colurna) and the Corylus pontica. The crossing between the species has given life to a multitude of hybrid plants.
In the natural state, the kernel takes on a bushy appearance due to the numerous suckers emerging from the stump; they are very branched plants, with a maximum height of 5-6 metres. The trunk has a smooth and compact bark, only slightly cracked; the wood is reddish-white, without intense colour variations, with regular and inconspicuous annual growth rings. Distinctive characteristics are the light brown lenticels near the nodes in the branches, which sometimes have hairs. The leaves have an oval shape and reach even 10 cm of width, have a serrated edge, whilst the lamina is rough with evident veins. The flowers form in summer and come into full bloom in winter, while the buds appear at the axilla of the leaves and can be wood or mixed. Hazelnuts grow only in clusters of 2 or 4, protected by green bracts that cover the fruit up to the end, and then take on the characteristic brown colour once they reach maturity.
According to our analyses, 100 g of shelled organic hazelnuts contain:
- Vitamin E (14mg – 117% NRV)
- Copper (1.5 mg – 150% NRV)
- Manganese (5.8 mg – 290% NRV)
Affordable price means to us offering our clients natural shelled organic hazelnuts that everybody can enjoy. We want, on the one hand, to place the proper value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by offering our farmers a fair price; on the other hand, we want to fulfil your needs when it comes to pricing.
We establish fair long-term relationships with our producers to avoid race-to-the-bottom pricing and that are based on trust as part of our efforts to offer you the finest and most natural product.
Not only that: by choosing large packs of shelled organic hazelnuts, you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.
You can store shelled organic hazelnuts in cool, dry places away from heat and moisture. Here are 4 useful tips:
- The ideal way to store shelled organic hazelnuts is in a refrigerated environment. Nuturally shelled organic hazelnuts can also be stored at room temperature during the winter season due to low temperatures. During summer, however, it is advisable to store the product in the refrigerator or in the coolest possible environment, as increased temperatures could encourage decay.
- The ideal container for the storage of shelled organic hazelnuts is glass. Indeed, because of its composition it is impervious to chemical agents and gases, and, as it has excellent insulation properties, it holds the initial temperature for longer than other materials. It is even better if the glass is coloured: using coloured glass blocks the entry of certain wavelengths of light (including ultraviolet), and thus certain nutritional and organoleptic characteristics remain unaltered.
- The type of closure of the container is also important as an airtight cap ensures that the food is protected from excessive contact with oxygen that can lead to lipid oxidation and encourage the growth of aerobic bacteria.
- The best kind of storage environment is one which is well ventilated because ventilating the premises keeps internal humidity under control, which otherwise could escape from windows, thereby guaranteeing the right balance to lessen the onset of mould.