About the Hazelnut from Piedmont
The incomparable taste of the hazelnut from Piedmont comes not only from the perfect cultivation conditions prevailing in Piedmont, but also from their particularly careful processing. After harvest the nuts are dried for several days in the late summer sun before they are expertly roasted on order. Due to a low temperature during toasting, the soft aroma of the nuts is best activated and they lose their brown and bitter skin, so they taste tender and crisp rather than hard and dry, like conventional hazelnuts. After roasting, the nuts are immediately vacuumed in portions.
Hazelnuts are full of antioxidants and vitamin E and contain a lot of protein as well as monounsaturated fatty acids, manganese and numerous other essential nutrients. A healthy snack which even satisfies your sweet tooth but also suitable for muesli, salads and for decorating vegetable dishes.
After shelling and the first selection, the hazelnuts are roasted in special ovens; this step, besides eliminating the skin of the hazelnuts, naturally increases its shelf life, eliminating the little water naturally present in the product. In addition, toasting is a fundamental step to enhance their unique flavors and aromas. After a further manual selection, the hazelnuts are immediately vacuum packaged to maintain aromas and fragrance.
Hazelnuts from from Piedmont/Italy