Project Description

HAZELNUTS

Turkey is the largest producer of Hazelnuts, which is  excellent source of vitamin E, good source of dietary fiber, manganese, copper and Omega 9 and brings many health benefits.

Turkey, which is one of the few countries in the world for hazelnut production, accounts for 75% of the global production. Turkish hazelnut growers are proud of their premium nut with superior quality and steady supply. Finest quality of hazelnuts from the Black Sea region of Turkey, where 70 % of the world’s hazelnut demand is provided. Turkey has a distinguished place among the other hazelnut producers in the world, thanks to its high quality, and maintains its leading position in production and exportation.

It has been mentioned in historical documents that hazelnut was produced 2300 years ago in the Black Sea coast on the north of Turkey and it is known that hazelnut has been exported from Turkey to other countries for the last 6 centuries. 4.000.000 people are directly or indirectly related to hazelnut which has been produced on an area of 550-600 thousand hectares in Turkey, which is a fact that boosts the socio-economic importance of hazelnut.

In Turkey, the regions where hazelnut is grown can be divided into two sub-regions:

  • Standard Region (Eastern Part of the Black Sea Region): Ordu, Giresun, Rize, Trabzon and Artvin provinces.
  • Standard Region (Middle and Western Part of the Black Sea Region): Samsun, Sinop, Kastamonu, Bolu, Düzce, Sakarya, Zonguldak and Kocaeli provinces.

Hazelnuts are good source of vitamin E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphor and potassium. Hazelnuts are able to balance blood pressure and are very important for the bone development and health with their poor sodium and very rich mineral content. Hazelnuts is a vital food and additive for a balanced daily diet and the most useful nutraceutical substance for coronary health.

Types of Turkish Hazelnut

The Turkish hazelnut, according to its quality is divided into two groups: Giresun and Levant.

Giresun Quality

“Giresun Quality” hazelnuts are those round-shaped hazelnuts, which grow in Giresun and in certain districts of Trabzon. “Giresun Quality” hazelnuts are the world’s highest-quality hazelnuts.

Levant Quality

These hazelnuts, which are named according to their production areas such as Levant Akçakoca, Levant Ordu, Levant Trabzon, and Levant Samsun, do contain generally more fat and are better in taste than the hazelnuts grown in other countries although they are poorer in fat content compared to the “Giresun Quality” hazelnuts.

Usages of Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts crunchy texture and flavour are pleasant in nut and fruit mixes. This nuts light bitter taste makes it perfect match for sweet and chocolate recipes. Hazelnuts are suitable to use for bakery, biscuit, chocolate, ice cream production and also as a snack.

Hazelnut Sizes

 9-11 mm:
Hazelnuts, which have been separated from the hard shell, with a diameter of 9-11 mm belong to this class.

11-13 mm:
Hazelnuts, which have been separated from the hard shell, with a diameter of 11 – 13 mm belong to this class.

13-15 mm:
Hazelnuts, which have been separated from the hard shell, with a diameter of 13 – 15 mm belong to this class.

14-16 mm:
Hazelnuts, which have been separated from the hard shell, with a diameter of 14 – 16 mm belong to this class.

Beneficial to Human Health

Hazelnut is rich in unsaturated fats and beneficial to human health. They do not contain cholesterol.

Main Ingredients of Turkish Hazelnuts (100 g of hazelnuts);

  • Energy (kcal) 640.00
  • Fat (g) 62.60
  • Palmitic Acid 2.96%, Stearic Acid 0.52%, Oleic Acid 90.71%, Linoleic Acid 5.81%
  • Protein (g) 19.65
  • Carbohydrates (g) 11.90
  • Moisture (g), 3.02
  • Fiber (g) 1.81
  • Potassium (mg) 456.40, Magnesium (mg) 146.59, Calcium (mg) 127.64, Vitamin E 23.14, Iron (mg) 4.99, Zinc (mg) 2.04, Sodium (mg) 0.28
  • Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.242, Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.210, Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.114

We work with one of the best pack designers in Turkey. You can import and distribute our brand and elegant packs as well as you can order for your private label. We can also offer you stylish and trendy packs among a wide variety.

You can select and order different products from our range. We load all of them in one container prudently and freight safely. All you need to do is to select the container’s content.

We are assertive about Turkish products so we present them here in our website. But not limited to this, we are offering many other products from the World such as sesame, dried mango, cashews and other India, Vietnam, Peru and African originated products with reasonable prices.

We can offer you one pallet of product as minimum quantity from our range except olive oil and foreign originated products. It gives you the advantage of trying our products at your market.

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  • Available Hazelnut Stocks at the Moment

  • Sizes:

    • 11-13 mm.
    • 13-15 mm.
    • 14-16 mm.
  • Types:

    • Natural
    • Blanched
    • Roasted

Forms of Hazelnuts

Hazelnut in Shell

  • Origin: Giresun – Ordu / Turkey

  • Description: Hazelnut with shell intact surrounding the kernel

  • Size: 17+, 18+, 19+ mm

  • Packing: 50/80 kg kraft bags, 500/1000 kg big bags

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 5000 kg

Natural Hazelnut Kernels

  • Origin: Giresun – Ordu / Turkey

  • Description: Natural kernel with brown skin attached

  • Size: : 9-11 mm, 11-13 mm, 13-15 mm, 14-16 mm or any calibre with 1-2 mm intervals from 9 mm to 16 mm

  • Packing: 25/50/80 kg kraft bags, 5/10/12.5/20/25 kg transparent vacuum bags w/w.out cartons

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 2000 kg

Blanched Hazelnut Kernels

  • Origin: Giresun – Ordu / Turkey

  • Description: Natural hazelnut kernel is processed with heat, so the skin is peeled, and the hazelnut kernel takes it blanched form with 5% skin and 4-5% of the desired humidity level

  • Size: 9-11 mm, 11-13 mm, 13-15 mm or any calibre with  1-2 mm intervals from 9 mm – 15 mm

  • Packing: 25/50 kg nylon jute bags, 5/10/12.5/20/25 kg transparent vacuum bags w/w.out cartons

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 2000 kg

Roasted Hazelnut Kernels

  • Origin: Giresun – Ordu / Turkey

  • Description: Natural hazelnut kernel is processed with heat, so the skin is peeled, and the hazelnut kernel takes it roasted form with 5% skin (or up to 50% skin upon request) and 0.8-3% of the desired humidity level

  • Size: 9-11 mm, 11-13 mm, 13-15 mm or any calibre with  1-2 mm intervals from 9 mm – 15 mm

  • Packing: 25/50 kg nylon jute bags, 5/10/12.5/20/25 kg transparent vacuum bags w/w.out cartons

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 2000 kg

Sliced Hazelnut

  • Origin: Giresun – Ordu / Turkey

  • Description: Natural or blanched hazelnut kernels tiny sliced lengthwise with brown skin, and 4-6% humidity

  • Size: 0.7-1 mm, 0.8-1.2 mm, 1-1.2 mm, 1-1.5 mm

  • Packing: 10/12,5/20 kg nylon bags in carton boxes

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 2000 kg

Diced Hazelnut

  • Origin: Giresun – Ordu / Turkey

  • Description: Natural/roasted/blanched hazelnut kernels are produced by cutting or crushing into smaller pieces

  • Size: Intervals from 0-12 mm or any calibre with 0-4 mm, 1-3 mm, 2-4 mm, 3-5 mm, 4-8 mm, 5-11 mm, 7-11 mm and 0-10 mm

  • Packing: 25/50 kg nylon jute bags, 5/10/12.5/20/25 kg transparent vacuum bags w/w.out cartons

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 2000 kg

Hazelnut Powder

  • Origin: Giresun – Levant / Turkey

  • Description: Natural/blanched/roasted hazelnut kernels are grinded into powder with skin and with 4-6% or 0,8-3% humidity

  • Size: 0-1.5 mm, 0-2 mm, 0-3 mm

  • Packing: 25/50 kg nylon jute bags, 5/10/12.5/20/25 kg transparent vacuum bags w/w.out cartons

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 2000 kg