Hazelnuts are also known as filberts.

Hazelnuts, also known as filberts, are an excellent source of manganese, copper & vitamin E. They're a good source of thiamin, magnesium & fiber.Background

  • Hazelnuts are members of the Betulaceae botanical family.
  • Turkey is the number one producer of hazelnuts.


  • Hazelnuts are an excellent source of manganese, copper, and vitamin E, and a good source of thiamin, magnesium, and fiber.
    • Manganese promotes wound healing and cartilage and bone formation.
    • Copper supports nervous system function, iron metabolism, energy production, and formation of bone, collagen, and connective tissue.
    • Vitamin E is an antioxidant which aids immune function and formation of blood vessels.
    • Thiamin converts food into energy and assists in nervous system function.
    • Magnesium assists in blood pressure and blood sugar regulation. It also supports immune and nervous system function.
    • Fiber promotes a healthy digestive system by normalizing bowel movements while also helping to maintain a healthy weight.

How to Purchase, Prepare, and Store

  • Purchase whole hazelnuts year-round at grocers. Other hazelnut products available include hazelnut flour, hazelnut butter, and hazelnut oil.
  • Prepare as directed in your recipe.
  • Hazelnuts can be added to salads, grain dishes, and baked goods, or eaten plain as a delicious snack.
  • Store hazelnuts in airtight jars in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. They can also be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for up to one year.

Nutrition Facts

1 oz. hazelnuts, 21 kernels

  • Calories: 178
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Fat: 17.2 g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.7 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Calcium: 32.3 mg
  • Iron: 1.3 mg
  • Magnesium: 46.2 mg
  • Phosphorus: 82.2 mg
  • Folate: 32 µg
  • Vitamin A: 0.2 µg

Via fdc.nal.usda.gov


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