“Nocciola Piemonte PGI”
What is the “Nocciola Piemonte PGI”
By hazelnut we mean generically the fruit of the hazelnut, a plant that has very ancient origins.
The hazelnut has distant origins, referenced all the way to Asian and Mediterranean lands: the first manuscripts mentioning this fruit date back to Greek and Roman times. Hazelnut is used by humans as is for consumption or reduced to flour for confectionery recipes.
In Italy, it is mainly present in Piedmont, Lazio, Campania and Sicily regions.
Hazelnut grows and develops in pairs or in clusters of several fruits. It is necessary to remove the characteristic green membrane that surrounds them before being able to shell them.
By “hazelnut” we mean the sweet and oily seed enclosed inside the shell. In most cases cream-colored, hazelnuts have a high calorie intake (100g of hazelnuts are equivalent to about 650 / 700Kcal).