& HAZELNUT BUTTER
Hazelnut Butter has a sweet and rich taste and is a popular
addition to entrees and side dishes.
The hazelnut tree is said to have spread to Italy, France, and Spain from
Asia by way of ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks and Romans ate hazelnuts.
Turkey is the world’s leading grower of hazelnuts. Other large producers
include Italy, Spain, and Eastern Europe. In the United States, Oregon
grows the majority of hazelnuts.
Shelled hazelnuts can be eaten whole, chopped, or ground. They
can be added to cookies, cakes, and other desserts, or used in salads
or to make a savory butter to flavor entrees and side dishes. Like many
nuts, roasting hazelnut brings out their flavor. After roasting, hazelnuts
should be rubbed in a cloth while still hot to remove their skins.
Hazelnut Butter is easily spreadable for sandwiches, snacks/appetizers
and is an excellent addition to recipes. It is also a wonderful compliment
to jams, chocolate and crackers.
Our nut butter varieties are high in protein, nutrients and unsaturated
fats, low in saturated fats, and, of course, no cholesterol or trans fatty
acids. In addition, they are important allies in decreasing the risk of
heart disease. They are high in manganese, copper, Vitamin E, have calcium
and low in carbs.
Hazelnut Butter is especially known for calcium, folic acid, folate (lowers
blood level of homocysteine, a compound linked to heart disease risk),
and protein. Please see our "nutrition"
page for additional information.
Hazelnut Butter is available in the "all natural" or organic
variety. It may be purchased in the following ways:
* In 4 ounce jars as part of the Sample Pack (all natural only)
* In 9 ounce jars as part of the Decadent Duo
(all natural only)
* In individual 9 ounce or 16
* In a customized Gift Basket
Hazelnuts are available in either the organic or all natural varieties.
They can be purchased in these ways:
Just Nuts (shelled):
* 8 ounce bag
* 16 ounce bag
* In a customized Gift