The Tonda Gentile delle Langhe or PGI Piedmont Hazelnut is commonly recognized as the best in the world.
What makes it so unique? Let’s find it out together!
The Tonda Gentile delle Langhe or Nocciola Trilobata Piemonte is a hazelnut variety which is mainly produced in the Cuneo Province, especially in the Alta Langa area. It is produced also in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, in areas between Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.
The PGI Piedmont Hazelnut has a very thin but strong shell. The seed in the inside is very big, and has a spherical and regular shape. It’s protected by a thin external layer (perisperm), easy to peel off after the roasting process.
If compared to other hazelnut varieties, it has a lower fat content, which helps slowing down the rancidity process (rancidification).
If consumed regularly, the PGI Piedmont Hazelnut helps keep bad cholesterol levels low, while increasing good cholesterol.
It contains a high quantity of vitamin E and is a natural antioxidant, slowing down the aging of cells.
Once roasted it has an unmistakable flavor: sweet, harmonious and fragrant.