Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana) are Tree Nuts that are native to predominately Turkey. Hazelnuts also grow here in England and are called Cobnuts.
Cobnuts are a cultivated variety of Hazelnut and were introduced into the English county of Kent in the 19th Century. Main industrial growing regions around the world today for Hazelnuts are, Turkey, Italy, Azerbaijan, USA, Chile & Georgia.
Hazelnuts are a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (heart-friendly fatty acids), dietary fibres, vitamins A, E and folic acid (B9) and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
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