Shelled and shucked and ready to be devoured filberts are packed with many vitamins and minerals that benefit our heart and digestive tract. Filberts contains significant amount of protein, fiber, iron, phosphorus, vitamins B1, B2, C & E, folate and many other nutrients. Filberts contain over 90 percent monounsaturated fat which studies have directly linked to a reduction of blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels when taken along with a diet of low saturated fat .
In addition to being packed full of nutrients, filberts can also be used for a wide variety of culinary palettes. They add exceptional flavor to many baked goods in including cookies, biscotti, cakes & tarts - or the most well known - hazelnut butter! They also pair well with savory dishes like seafood, salads, pesto and even pizza!