Hazelnut oil is made by pressing the oil from hazelnuts.
Hazelnut cooking oil has a similar composition to extra virgin olive oil—a high content of omega-9 (78%). A balanced intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fats along with a high level of omega-9 fats help reduce the risk of cardiovascular related disease.
It’s remix ranking is #12, in large part for its high level of MUFAs.
It has an intense flavor—slightly sweet, roasted, and nutty.
Hazelnut oil is a popular addition to cookies, cakes, and other baked goods. It adds a rich, nutty flavor to sauces and salad dressings. Works well with Italian dishes. It’s usually combined with more mildly-flavored oils so as not to overpower the other flavors in the dish.