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About Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are mainly used for industrial purposes. They grow in Turkey and are “competitors” of the Almonds for industrial use. They are used mostly in mixes with other nuts and dried fruits but also in huge quantities in the industries.

Origins / Growing areas

By far the biggest growing region of hazelnut kernels is Turkey, producing approx. 75%-85% of the world production. Beside Turkey, Hazelnuts are grown in Spain, Italy, Oregon (USA) and some Eastern European countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia).

Grades / Varieties

Hazelnutkernels are mainly sold as kernels, which are calibrated in mm size, ranging from 15 mm up, 14-16 mm, 13-15 mm, 11-13 mm, 9-11 mm and smaller than 9-11.
Hazelnutkernels are being exported as natural (raw) as well as manufactured : blanched, blanched roasted, blanched sliced/diced/slivered, and paste.

Harvest times / Shipment times

Harvest of Hazelnutkernels in Turkey is starting end of July/August and finishes at the end of August/September.


Packing for raw hazelnutkernels is bags of 25 or 50 kg g/n whereas most manufactured material is packed in vacuum bags in cartons of 12,5 or 25 kg net weight.
For larger end users, hazelnuts have been packed in bins of 1000 kg and paste has been exported in barrels of 200 KG but also in tanker trucks.

Nutritional values (per 100 gr)

Energy 641 kcal.
2.837 kJ.
Total Fat 62,6 gr.
Total Protein 19,65 gr.
Total Carbohydrates 11,9 gr.
Total Minerals 2,5 gr.
Total Vitamins 3,2 mg.

Latest Hazelnuts News

Hazelnuts November 13, 2020

The liquidity in the Turkish hazelnut market remains low, with only small sales activities on the surface. The depreciation of the Turkish Lira has...

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Hazelnuts October 15, 2020

Supply and demand in terms of Turkish hazelnuts remains very thin, but pricing finally seems to stabilize at current levels. This means a decreasing...

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Hazelnuts October 2, 2020

While most nuts are still very low priced and only expect slight price improvement as their best scenario, is the Turkish hazelnut market on fire...

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Hazelnuts September 4, 2020

A lot has happened in the Turkish hazelnut market since our last report. A large part of the crop has been harvested, both TMO and the biggest user...

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