The hazelnut is a type of nut that comes from the Corylus tree. It is mostly cultivated in Turkey and some surrounding countries but enjoyed all around the World.
Hazelnuts have a sweet flavor and are typically consumed as a whole (raw or roasted), or used as an ingredient in a variety of foods, especially in bakery products, snacks, chocolates, cereals, dairy products, salads, sauces, ice cream and other dessert formulations. Like other nuts, hazelnuts are rich in nutrients and have a high content of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals.
There are many hazelnut varieties in Turkey that are characterized by their high quality, including high kernel percentage, high fat content and high pellicle removal, compared with other varieties grown all around the world.