Why Prefer Turkish Hazelnut ?
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Turkey is world’s #1 hazelnut supplier
Turkey is world’s #1 hazelnut supplier
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Premium quality, stable supply
Premium quality, stable supply
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Versatile flavor, desirable texture
Versatile flavor, desirable texture
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World-class processing plants
World-class processing plants
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Available in various forms to meet food industry’s needs
Available in various forms to meet food industry’s needs
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With 70% of the global production, Türkiye is the world’s leading hazelnut producer and exports to more than 150 countries.The history of hazelnut production in Türkiye can be traced back over 2,300 years to the Black Sea coast. The region’s unique climate provides the necessary setting for delicious hazelnuts. More than just a nutrient nut, the hazelnut has an important role in Turkish lifestyle and is mentioned in literature, folklore, and in the field of medicine. The region’s lush green hills overflow with hazelnuts, in anticipation of the harvest in the late summer.

Production Process
  • Feb
    Fertilizing
  • May
    Pest Management + Fertilizing
    May
  • Jul
    Pre -Harvest Care
    Jul
  • Aug
    Harvesting + Sun Drying
  • OCT
    Pruning
Product Types
Inshell Hazelnut
Inshell Hazelnut
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Natural Hazelnut
Natural Hazelnut
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Blanched Hazelnut
Blanched Hazelnut
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Roasted Hazelnut
Roasted Hazelnut
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Inshell Hazelnut
Inshell Hazelnut
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Natural Hazelnut
Natural Hazelnut
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Blanched Hazelnut
Blanched Hazelnut
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Roasted Hazelnut
Roasted Hazelnut
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Besides being consumed as snack both in Turkey and in the world, about 90% of hazelnuts are used in the form of roasted, blanched, chopped, sliced, meal and paste as a side-ingredient in chocolate, biscuit, confectionary industry, in making sweets, pastries and ice-cream and in meals and salads.

It is not uncommon to see hazelnuts as a key ingredient in some of the loved and tasty foods in the world. With the unparalled quality of turkish hazelnuts, these delights are primed for optimal enjoyment. Turkish hazelnuts have received a vote of confidence by the world’s largest food manufacturers. The most famous chocolate, bakery, cereal and snack brands prefer Turkish hazelnut and their quality...

Export Intensity
It can easily reach almost anywhere in the world...
Taste
Hazelnuts from Türkiye are classified between two categories based on crop location, skin separation and fat content.
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Giresun Quality:

Grown in Giresun and part of Trabzon provinces. These are the hazelnuts that have the highest level of skin separation and quality among the types in the world.

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Levant Quality:

This is the common name given to all hazelnuts that are grown in regions other than the region of Giresun quality hazelnut. These hazelnuts have a lower level of fat than the Giresun quality hazelnuts but a higher level of fat than those grown in the other countries and a better taste.

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Contributions to Health
Contributions to Health

The hazelnut has a significant place among dried nuts in terms of its nutritional benefits. It has the perfect composition of fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. 100 g of hazelnuts per day to be consumed, meets all of the daily vitamin E requirement.

Hazelnuts also contain all the necessary amino acids and the most vital minerals. Although high in calories and oils, the nut is associated with weight loss because it boosts people’s metabolism. Other health benefits include its ability to improve cardiovascular health, reduce blood pressure, and protect against cancer and other diseases.

Contributions to Health
Addictional Facts

Turkish hazelnuts have received a vote of confidence by the world's largest food manufacturers. The most famous chocolate and confectionery brands prefer Turkish hazelnuts and their quality.

It is not uncommon to see hazelnuts as a key ingredient in some of the most loved and tasty foods in the world. With the unparalleled quality of Turkish hazelnuts, these delights are primed for optimal enjoyment. 

The largest export markets for Turkish hazelnuts are Germany, Italy, China, France, Switzerland, and Canada.

Türkiye undertakes 70% of the global hazelnut production, and 80% of global hazelnut exports. The efforts of Türkiye’s hazelnut industry cause these shares to grow every year. 

In the last 5 years, Türkiye produced an average of 660 thousand tons of inshell hazelnut and exported 267 thousand tons of hazelnut kernels.

Hazelnuts offer a fantastic array of nutrients to support everyday wellness and disease prevention. As a snack nut they are nutrient-dense and provide protein. The  increased health awareness of consumers opens doors for the food industry to offer indulgences with added functional benefits. 

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