Botanical Name – Corylus
Tamil Name –ஹஸில்நட்
Hindi Name – हेज़लनट / hezalanat
Malayalam Name – തെളിവും / teḷivuṁ
Telugu Name – హాజెల్ నట్ / Hājel naṭ
Hazel Nuts is also known as cobnut or filbert nut according to species.
A cob is roughly spherical to oval, about 15–25 mm long and 10–15 mm in diameter, with an outer fibrous husk surrounding a smooth shell. It offers a rich in protein, vitamin E, manganese, monounsaturated fat, and numerous other essential nutrients.
Hazelnuts are sweet dry fruit nuts, and it is available in the market and store, hazelnuts oil is prepared from hazelnuts, which is strongly flavored and it is mostly peopled used as a cooking oil. Turkey is the world’s biggest famous producer of hazelnuts.
The common hazelnuts are widely cultivated for their nuts. The hazel seeds contain dark brown skin, thin, that gives a bitter flavor so that you can be removed before cooking. It hazelnuts is the kernel of the seeds, and edible, and it can also be used in raw or roasted or ground into a paste.
It is found in the pangi valley of Chamba district in India, it is called as theangi. The hazelnuts are harvested in mid-autumn in annually. The mid-autumn comes to a close the trees leave their nuts and leaves, most farmers wait for the nuts drop on its own.
Hazelnuts Nutritional value per 100 gm
- 628 Kcal of Energy
- 16.7 gm of Carbohydrates
- 14.95gm of Protein
- 60.75 gm of Fat
- 0 mg of Cholesterol
- 9.7 gm of Dietary Fiber
Tree nuts are a well-known fighter in the fight against heart disease, and hazelnuts are no exception. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that promote heart health.
Hazelnuts are a great source of monounsaturated fats which is an essential part of a diabetes diet plan.
Hazelnuts contain many vitamins and minerals that are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants walk out damaging free radicals in the body and prevent cancer and heart disease.
Hazelnuts contain manganese which is a good source for strength and growth of bones also it is highly rich in Vitamin-E which is very significant for maintaining healthy skin, hair, as well as nails. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat is the best source for a healthy heart.