Hazelnut is the hard-shelled fruit of the hazel tree. The tree is native to the north temperate zone, therefore Iran’s climate is perfect for its cultivation. Hazelnut is packed with nutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants, potassium, non-saturated fat, proteins, and minerals. Including hazelnut in the everyday diet has many health benefits. The antioxidants help reduce inflammation and the good fats help balance blood fat and blood pressure. Aside from using it as a snack, hazelnut is widely used in ice-creams, chocolates, desserts, and pastries.
This product is cultivated in the highlands and harvested at peak maturity. It goes under careful checking procedure for mold, decay, pests, and foreign objects before packaging. The kernel is dark brown, with a cream colored inside. The dry and brittle texture and the earthy taste give our product an edge over similar products in the market. Kernel size groups are usually:
9-10 mm , 9-11mm , 10-11 mm , 10-12 mm , 11-12 mm , 11-13 mm , 13-14 mm , 13-15 mm , 14-15 mm , 14-16 mm , 15-16 mm
We are able to provide raw or roasted hazelnut products mentioned below:
- In Shell Hazelnut
- Whole Kernels
- Blanched Kernels
- Kernel Halves
- Sliced Hazelnut (1.8 mm to 2.2 mm)
- Hazelnut Granule (1mm to 3mm)
- Hazelnut Powder (0.3mm to 0.7mm)
- Hazelnut Paste (No additives)
- Hazelnut Butter (No additives)
Below you can find the product specifications in more detail:
|Characteristics||Tolerance||Sample Test results|
|Aflatoxin||In accordance to Iran’s Standard 5925t||0.825 ppb|
|Coliforms||< 100 cfu/g||Neg|
|Mold||< 100 cfu/g||10|
|Taste and odour||Normal||Normal|
|Rotten/mould||< 2% by count||1.1|
|Shrivelled, stained and yellowish kernels||< 4% by count||Max.4,0|
|Mechanically damaged||< 7% by count||6.5|
|Broken, pressed||< 1% by count||1|
|Non-hazardous foreign matter (such as straw, thread, Stones, Grit, etc.)||< 0.05% by count||neg|
Will be safe for 18 months stored at -4°C and for 12 months at 8°C in a dry and ventilated atmosphere away from sunlight. They should be stored away from any material with a strong odor or products that are easy to be infested.
Fumigation by methyl bromide gas
Packed in a sealed food-grade liner inside 10 or 20 Kg cartons. Other bulk packaging can be provided on customer request.
Various packaging and labeling options available in different weights.
Most commonly ordered packages are Quad seal, Doypack, Pillow style made of various food-grade material.