Hazel nuts are rich indietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals.
Hazel nuts are also an excellent source of vitamin E; contain
about 15 g per 100 g (providing100% of RDA).
The hazel fruit is a nut produced in clusters; with each nut held in a short leafy involucre or capsule enclosing about three quarters of the nut. Each yellow-brown color nut, roughly spherical to oval in shape, is about 1.5-2 cm long and 1.2 -2 cm broad, featuring a light scar at the base.
They fall out of the leafy involucre or capsule when ripe, about 7-8 months after pollination.