Hazelnuts

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Hazelnuts have been a feature of the human diet since prehistory. Hazelnuts are thought to have originated in Asia, from where they spread to Europe, making them one of the oldest crops in the region.

RECIPES WITH Hazelnuts

1 hr 15 mins

Beginner
Roasted nuts and dried fruits, tumbled with spices. The key to this recipe is toasting the nuts well, to really bring out the rich, nutty flavours.

10 mins

Beginner
This Italian inspired Pistachio, Hazelnut & Spinach Pesto is fresh, vibrant and super green. Pistachios and hazelnuts make a nice alternative to pine nuts, bringing a nutty flavour and texture.

30 mins

Beginner
This Nutella Style Spread is an indulgent recipe bursting with flavours of chocolate and roasted hazelnuts. 

Nut & Dried Fruit Origins

NUTS & DriED
FRUIT QUIZ

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Which nut was found in the sites destroyed by Mount Vesuvius?

Correct! Wrong!

Correct answer: b) Carbonize hazelnuts have been recovered from sites destroyed by Mount Vesuvius and provide valuable historical evidence that hazelnuts were used by the ancient Campanians of the 1st century AD.

Since prehistorical times, the hazelnut has formed part of the diet. True or false?

Correct! Wrong!

Correct answer: True. The origin of the hazelnut seems to be in Asia, from which it extended to Europe, where it constitutes one of the oldest agricultural cultivations.

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Macaroni with hazelnut sauce

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