Hazelnut is the fruit of the hazel tree, which grows in temperate regions and has been cultivated by Man since ancient times, as the hazelnut was an excellent source of energy.
Regarded as the epitome of the nut family, the hazelnut is a small nut containing plenty of essential amino acids, vitamin E, oils (lipids) as well as a good amount of fibre. Because of these nutritional properties, regular consumption of hazelnuts is a healthy option: the oleic acid it contains helps the hazelnut to lower the bad cholesterol content in the blood while raising levels of good cholesterol. What is more, its high vitamin content means that hazel acts as an antioxidant.
Shelled, roasted, crushed or left whole, hazelnuts are a healthy, delicious ingredient in many recipes. Rigorous selection of the nuts followed by careful processing are the key to creating an inviting hazelnut gelato, or else hazelnut pastes and chips for customising and being more creative with your recipes. A timeless taste in the gelato parlour, hazelnut is also a favourite ingredient in smoothies.
To always get the best and to give your customers that extraordinary sweetness of the hazelnut in the form of gelato, you need to make sure you select the best fruits: gelato made with quality products stands out by its soft and natural colours, and dainty hazelnut chips.