Description of American Hazelnut
Nutritional Value of American Hazelnut
Health Benefits of American Hazelnut
Scientific name - Corylus americana
Native to eastern North America, the American Hazelnut nurtures as a strong multi-stemmed shrub which is best grown at full sun. During the fall, the color of the leaves change to red or purple from golden yellow! The nuts have higher nutritional value.
Native to Eastern North America, Corylus Americana i.e. the American Hazelnut, is a species of the genus Corylus. It grows upto 3-8 feet and it is at its best in dry or moist thickets, woodland, and borders of woodland, in valleys and upland. The flowering takes place during March-may and it is during July-September the fruit ripens. The fruit is globe shaped in a large, leaf-like covering. The nuts are nutritious and sweet and can be eaten raw or ground into flour for cake-like bread. The nut grows as a strong multi-stemmed shrub and for best growth and development, it prefers full sun. The nuts mature during September-October.
Rich in folate, these nuts are an excellent source of Vitamin E and are packed with B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), and folates. These hazelnuts are widely used in confectionaries chocolates, cakes and in several other items. They are also used in making butter. It is highly recommended that you buy unshelled raw nuts as a replacement for of processed ones. Avoid nuts with molds, cracks and spots, prefer bright brown-yellow color, compact, uniform in size and feel heavy in hand.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||60.75 g||202%|
|Dietary Fiber||9.7 g||25.5%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.918 mg||18%|
|Vitamin A||20 IU||<1%|
|Vitamin C||6.3 mg||10.5%|
|Vitamin E||15 mg||100%|
|Vitamin K||14.2 µg||12%|
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