The hazelnut is one of the few nuts originally from Europe. Hazelnuts are the fruit of the ‘hazel’, a large shrub particularly common in countries around the Mediterranean Sea.
Hazelnuts are used in baking and desserts, confectionery to make praline, and also used in combination with chocolate for chocolate truffles and products such as chocolate bars, hazelnut cocoa spread and liqueur.
Hazelnuts can be divided into three groups according to their shape;
Round hazelnuts are medium-sized, easy to crack and of very high quality Pointed hazelnuts have a slightly elongated shape and the end of the flower is pointed or rounded.
Cracking of this type easily damages the kernel, so they are generally only sold in shell Long almond-shaped hazelnuts have the least impact on the hazelnut market. Although they are certainly
large, the quality is low and not suitable for cracking Hazelnut production in Turkey accounts for almost 70% of the world total, followed by Italy, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the US. Top consumers of hazelnut are Italy, Turkey and the EU
Hazelnuts are traded unshelled, or shelled in the form or raw and roasted.
ARASCO is trading both unshelled or shelled (raw/roasted) hazelnuts. Our main origins are Turkey and Georgia. Our extended network allows us to supply any origin, depending on your needs.