Hazelnuts are naturally found in Turkey and Southern Europe, however hazelnuts are also grown industrially in the United States on single-trunk trees that reach up to five meters in height. Hazelnuts may be eaten raw by themselves or in salads and even roasted with salt. Some individuals choose to crush their hazelnuts in order to create a flavourful powder or a crumb-topping. Because of their oily nature, Hazelnuts must be properly stored in order to guarantee freshness.
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Things you need
- Air-tight container, jar or bag
- Cool, dry area (basement, cellar)
- Refrigerator or freezer
Put hazelnuts, still in the shells, in an airtight, odourless container, jar or bag.
Place the container in a cool, dark place like a basement. Hazelnuts with shells will remain fresh for up to two months in the basement or cellar because the shell protects the nut from direct sunlight and temperature changes.
Keep in-the-shell hazelnuts fresh longer by placing the airtight container in the refrigerator at 1.11 to 3.33 degrees C.
Put shelled hazelnut meats in an airtight, odourless container, jar or bag. If the bag or container has an odour, the shelled nuts may absorb these smells, causing a strange taste. Wash containers thoroughly beforehand to remove any odours.
Store shelled hazelnuts in the refrigerator between 1.11 and 3.33 degrees C in an airtight container to keep them fresh and flavourful for up to six months.
Keep shelled hazelnuts fresh even longer by placing them in the freezer inside of an airtight container. Hazelnuts stored in the freezer will remain fresh for up to one year and possibly even longer.
Tips and warnings
- Allow hazelnuts to warm to room temperature before cooking or baking with them.
- Hazelnuts may be substituted for peanuts in recipes.
- Crush hazelnuts in order to create a hazelnut powder for extra flavour in meals or as crumbs for a topping to casseroles.
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