Hazelnut: The hazelnut is the fruit of the common hazel tree, a shrub (Betulaceae family - Botanical name: Corylus avellana) as well as various neighboring species of the genus Corylus. The hazelnut grows in the temperate regions of Europe. Its hard shell (achene) contains an edible seed (kernel) ovoid or rounded, crunchy, fatty and fragrant. It is sometimes called “filbert”. Botanically, the hazelnut is an achene shell with a woody pericarp called. ..
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