Melrose - Hazelnut Spread
Brand: Melrose | Code: 80503 | Spec: 240.00 g
Hazelnut (Corylus maxima) (Filbert)
Native to the mediterranean region, but now grown all over Europe and North America, the Hazelnut bears sweet flavoured nuts on easily maintained, relatively small trees that are roughly 6 metres tall. The native American hazelnut C. americana is more resistant to winter cold than the European hazelnut C.avellana, but the European species produces the larger nuts.
The Black Sea coast of Turkey is one of the biggest producing areas of hazelnuts in the world. It is a coastal plant which likes to live 30 kilometres from the shore, at an altitude of 750-1800 metres above sea level. The climate is a significant reason why the hazelnut thrives in this region. Along the coast it rains 10 months a year and sees less than 2000 hours of sunshine per year. Although this is not great news for beach goers, it is for those of you who love hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are also being grown in New South Wales, Australia.
Hazelnuts are one of the best food-source of Vit E, supplying over 20mg per 100 gram portion. Hazelnuts are a source of the essential unsaturated fatty acid - Linoleic acid, and the best nut source of manganese which is the subject of research into nerve nourishment & the maintenance of sex-hormone production.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there oil in the top of the jar?
Melrose nut spreads are made from 100% lightly roasted nuts.
Unlike most peanut butters the natural oils in Melrose nut spreads are not subjected to hydrogenation. In normal spreads this hydrogenation turns liquid oils into solids so that they will not separate out. However hydrogenation also produces trans fatty acids and these have negative health effects.
- Melrose nut spreads contain only natural oils.
- Melrose Nut spreads contain no hydrogenated Oils.
- Melrose nut spreads contain no trans fats.
When using Melrose nut spreads, simply stir in the natural oils. Do not pour off the oil as this will leave you with a dry spread.
Aren't nuts fattening?
Nuts are nutritious health promoting foods and when eaten in moderation have no association with weight gain. Although nuts are generally high in fat, this fat is mostly monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fat. Nuts also have a high satiety value (i.e. they make you feel "full" for a relatively low kilojoules intake which may benefit weight loss.
Melrose nut spreads come in a 240g jar.
THE COMPOSITION GIVEN IS SUBJECT TO NATURAL VARIATION AND IS AN INFORMATION GUIDE ONLY.
Contains 25 serves PER 10g PER 100g SERVE
ENERGY (KILOJOULES) 260kJ 2660kJ
PROTEIN 1.2g 12g
FATS & OILS TOTAL 6.2g 62g
MONO-UNSATURATED 4.0g 40g
POLY-UNSATURATED 1.1g 1g
SATURATED 0.6g 6g
CARBOHYDRATE-TOTAL 1.8g 18g
-SUGARS 0.3g 3g
CALCIUM 20mg 200mg
MAGNESIUM 18mg 180mg
CHOLESTEROL 0 0
POTASSIUM 60mg 600mg
SODIUM 1mg 8mg
HAZELNUTS LIGHTLY ROASTED WITH APPROX. 10% CASHEWS TO ASSIST MILLING.
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF PEANUTS AND OTHER TREE NUTS.