HAZELNUT


Hazelnut | Fındık


Hazelnut (fındık) has been cultivated in Turkey’s Black Sea Region for more than 2,300 years. Additionally, Turkey has been exporting hazelnuts for over six hundred years. Today, roughly 75% of the world’s hazelnut supply is grown in Turkey with nearly one-third coming from the Black Sea province of Ordu.

 


Preparation


The majority of hazelnuts cultivated in Turkey are exported as a key ingredient in pralines, chocolate spread and other food products. Nutella, the maker of the world famous chocolate spread, utilizes 25% of world supply of hazelnuts. Within Turkey, hazelnuts are consumed roasted and in desserts including pastries and ice-cream.

 


Quick Guide


 

In Turkish, hazelnuts are called fındık.

 

Roughly 75% of the world’s hazelnut supply is grown in Turkey with nearly one-third coming from the Black Sea province of Ordu.

 

Hazelnuts ripen in August and September. Dried and roasted hazelnuts are available all year.

 
 


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