31 Dec '16, 10pm

Make Dessert Healthy with Hazelnuts

Make Dessert Healthy with Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts bloom and pollinate in the middle of winter. The flower stays dormant until summer when the nut begins to form. Hazelnuts are also called filberts. Filberts were named after St Philbert, a 7th-century Frankish abbot. His saint day on Aug 22 coincides with the ripening of the nut. Later, the English changed the name to hazelnut. The hazelnut trees produce nuts for up to 80 years. The official nut of Oregon is the hazelnut. Farmers in the Midwest U.S. are working on developing cultivars of hazelnuts to further help the species fight disease and adjust to multiple climates. The hazelnut tree grows well on farms and even helps stabilize sensitive soils, making them environmentally friendly.

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