Harvested at just the right time, these hazelnuts (filberts) from Oregon are quite tasty and are immense in size. These are graded as Jumbo, which are just huge! Loaded with nutrition, raw filberts in the shell are fun to crack and even more fun to eat. One crunch and you’ll realize these are truly the best hazelnuts around.
Filberts (Hazelnuts) Nutrition
A one-ounce serving of filberts provides:
- 5 grams of protein
- 2 grams of dietary fiber
- 6% of the daily value (DV) for iron
- A good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin B-6 and magnesium
Health Benefits Of Filberts
Heart-Protective: A 2007 study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that a hazelnut-enriched diet was effective in lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol. This study suggests that the consumption of filberts and other tree nuts may lower the risk for coronary heart disease.
Control Blood Sugar Levels: Filberts may be helpful in the management of diabetes due to their high magnesium levels. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine associated increased magnesium intake with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes.
Antioxidant Benefits: Hazelnuts are loaded with protective antioxidants that fight off damaging free radicals. Hazelnuts are one of the richest food sources of proanthocyanidins (PACs), which may protect against heart disease and premature aging.
In-shell filberts can be stored in the pantry for up to three months. For longer term storage, keep them in the fridge for up to nine months or store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one year.