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Oregon State Nut:

Hazelenut and nutmeat - click to see all food symbols
Hazelnut - in the shell and shelled nut; photo by Frank Horst, courtesy of
The Best Links.com. See All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.

Hazelnut

The hazelnut (Corylus avellana) was designated the official state nut of Oregon in 1989. Oregon grows 99 percent of the entire U.S. commercial crop of hazelnuts. The unique texture and marvelous flavor of hazelnuts make them a favorite of chefs, bakers, food manufacturers, and cooks around the globe. Hazelnuts are rich in protein and unsaturated fat.

Hazelnuts & leaves from tree - click to see all food symbols
Hazelnut leaves and nuts from Wikipedia.org.
See All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.

Hazelnut is popular as a coffee flavoring, is used to make praline for confections, is ground as a popular nut butter spread (more nutritious than peanut butter), used in many delicious chocolate combinations, and is also used to make vodka-based hazelnut liqueurs.

Pecans, black walnuts, and peanuts are also official state symbols (see list of state food symbols).

Source:
State Symbols: Oregon Blue Book
Hazelnut: Wikipedia.org
Links:
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