The hazelnut, also known as the filbert, is a type of nut that comes from the Corylus tree. It is mostly cultivated in Turkey, Italy, Spain and the United States. Hazelnut Butter is made by grinding Hazelnut until they become creamy and smoothe paste. It retains the nutritional value of Hazelnut, and is rich in protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids.
Hazelnuts are a rich source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, manganese and copper. Additionally, they have a high content of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.
Hazelnuts are rich in phenolic compounds that have been shown to increase antioxidant protection in the body. It is best to eat hazelnuts whole and unroasted to ensure you get the highest concentration of antioxidants.
There are varieties of usages for Hazelnut butter. It can be consumed like a spread, mixed into sauces and dressings, eaten plain, or used for making desserts.
Moreover, hazelnuts can also be coated with chocolate or spices, like cinnamon or cayenne, for a sweet or spicy treat.
They also make a great complement to cakes or topping for ice creams and other desserts.