Hazelnuts are a natural source of protein, dietary fibre, vitamin E and Bs, manganese for protein and carbohydrate metabolism and other goodness.
The hazel fruit is a nut produced in clusters with each nut held in a short leafy capsule enclosing about three-quarters of the nut. Each nut is yellow-brown in colour, similar to an oval in shape and about 1.5-2 cm long and 1.2 -2 cm wide. They fall out of the leafy capsule when ripe, about 7-8 months after pollination. Once harvested, they are steamed to eliminate any bacteria and packaged.