Hazelnut trees are very impressive with rich foliage, non resilient in heavy heat, although it flourishes in temperate and humid climates, and "produce" the delicious hazelnut. Greece has its own production in Macedonia due to the tree “leptokarya” which is a mild hazelnut tree.
- Hazelnuts are rich in unsaturated fat (which is very good for the organism).
- They also contain proteins, carbohydrates, fibres, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and magnesium.
- Hazelnuts are known for their systematic use in confectionery with their delicious results as chocolate-hazelnut-praline.
Did you know that...
- Hazelnut trees belong to the Corylous species. This word is derived from the ancient Greek "Corys", meaning helmet, because its nuts are covered in a shell resembling a helmet.