Europe - Hazelnut

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NAME: Hazelnut
LATIN NAME: Coryllus avellana
LOCATION: France, Turkey
TYPE: Large shrub
PART(S) USED: Fruit

Hazelnut is in the air!

The hazelnut tree (also called hazel) is a large shrub that grows in woods and hedgerows, and is very common in European forests. Linked to Celtic tradition, it was believed to have all sorts of magical powers: it symbolised fertility because of its abundant production of fruits – hazelnuts –, it allowed one to find gold and water, and even encouraged romantic love. A fluid, fine, edible oil is extracted from hazelnuts, which is used in cooking for its delicate flavour.

COSMETIC EFFECTIVENESS

Anti-dehydrating

Traditionally, hazelnut oil is used for its high fatty acid content, which helps to nourish the skin and protect it from dehydration.

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