Hazelnut Oil is a Monounsaturated Oil Useful for Medium/High Heat.
Hazelnut Oil
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Hazelnut Oil is very fragile and prone to going Rancid so handle it carefully.


When purchasing Hazelnut Oil, check these items first.

1. Best by Date. Look at the bottles "Best Buy Date." Most Hazelnut Oils should have a shelf life of at least two years. How far away is the expiration of that period on the bottle you are considering? Better products may even have a "Date of Harvest." Do the math and find the freshest bottle. 

2. Country of Origin.  Does the bottle have a tag naming the Mill and country where the product was grown? Proud manufacturers trumpet their credentials. Less proud manufacturers play games. By the way, "Packed in Italy" or "Bottled in Italy" may not mean that the olives were grown in Italy, or that they were pressed in Italy. It only means that the bottles were filled there.   

3. Acidity. Look at the nutrition label and seek out brands with the lowest amount of acid. 

4. Dark Bottle. Most Oils that we have seen come in a clear glass bottle to show off the lighter color of the oil. Darker glass would be better because these light oils are still subject to being broken down by the sun or light in general. Dark glass helps prevent the problem.

Culinary Uses

Hazelnut Oil is useful for Medium/High Heat with a Smoke Point of 430°F (221°C), a Flash Point of 600°F (315°C) and a Fire Point of 700°F (371°C).

Portion Size

Allow 1-2 t of Hazelnut Oil per recipe.

Nutritional Value USDA
Amount Per 100g
Calories 884
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 100g
Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 78g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Hazelnut Oil is a monounsaturated oil, with 7% Saturated Fat, 78% Monounsaturated Fat, and 10% Polyunsaturated Fat.

*Hazelnut Oil is derived from Hazelnuts which can cause allergic reactions to people who are allergic to them.

Gluten Free


Low Fat


Low Calorie