[Italian] plural nocciole

Hazelnut. Those from the area of Giffoni in Campania are particularly renowned. Here they ripen from August to September and piles are heaped in the sun to dry. Hazelnuts from this area area slightly flattened. Hazelnuts are eaten fresh, ground and used in sauces or in confectionary, added to stuffings, and may be used in either sweet or savoury dishes.

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