Hazelnut processing

Hazelnuts, alias hazelnuts, seeds of shrub hazelnut trees. Nuts are rich in nutrients, especially the oil content is second only to walnuts. It is a good product for fitness and longevity. Hazelnuts can be eaten directly, and can be processed into hazelnuts, hazelnuts and other delicious foods. The nuts are also important accessories for many candies and cakes, and have broad application prospects. The first country in the world that is engaged in hazelnut production, processing and trade is Turkey. Its hazelnut production accounts for more than 70% of the world's total production. The current annual production capacity is about 650,000 tons. About 450,000 tons of hazelnuts are used as raw materials for chocolate, cocoa, confectionery and bakery products. The products are exported to Europe and the United States.

Until now, hazelnuts exported from Turkey are only natural hazelnut kernels. In the past 20 to 25 years, the hazelnut processing plant was established. Today, hazelnuts, hazelnuts, blenched, sliced ​​hazelnuts are also exported. As a result, the market share of processed hazelnut kernels has grown steadily and now accounts for 34% of total exports. Turkish exporters also realized that new investment should be added, and some established joint ventures. Their main goal in the next five years will be to increase market share to 50%. Modern processing plants have enabled Turkey to provide a wide range of processed products for various markets.

Processing hazelnut products include the following varieties:

Bleached (whole hazelnut kernels, remove the cuticle)

Baking (the whole hazelnut kernel)

Hazelnut slices (crushed hazelnuts, cut into squares)

Cubic hazelnut ground hazelnut

Hazelnut powder, hazelnut cream

Thin-oil baking / soaking whole hazelnuts with salt

Soaking shelled hazelnuts with salt/without salt

Almond hazelnuts with cream