PGI Hazelnuts are highly valued by the confectionery industry because of their round shape, high peelability and great shelf life, but thanks to their fragrance they can also be eaten raw. PGI Giffoni hazelnuts are the nuts of the hazel, which has been cultivated since ancient times. Hazelnuts are the highest in vitamin E after almonds and are a source of phytosterols, important substances that prevent cardiovascular diseases. They also contain monounsaturated fats that lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Hazelnuts are highly nutritious, digestible and balanced products.