Modulus Metal: Inspection, Testing, Quality Control, Supply and Consultancy Service Provider in Turkey
Modulus Metal specializes in the procurement of high-quality hazelnuts from the Blacksea region in Turkey. As a leading provider of hazelnut sourcing services, the company helps companies buy hazelnuts in good condition from trusted suppliers in Turkey.
The company understands the importance of quality when it comes to hazelnuts, which is why it places a strong emphasis on quality control. Before any hazelnuts are shipped to customers, the company conducts a thorough inspection of both the hazelnuts and the packaging to ensure that they meet the necessary quality standards.
Modulus Metal also provides loading inspection services to ensure that the hazelnuts are loaded correctly, and in compliance with industry standards and regulations. This service includes the examination of the packaging, labeling, and documentation to ensure that the hazelnuts are packaged and transported in a manner that will preserve their quality.
With its deep knowledge of the hazelnut industry, and its commitment to quality, Modulus Metal is well-positioned to help companies source high-quality hazelnuts from the Blacksea region in Turkey. The company’s goal is to ensure that customers receive hazelnuts that meet their specific needs and requirements.
Procuring industrial hazelnuts can be a complex process, as it involves assessing a variety of factors to ensure that the product meets the necessary quality standards and specifications. This guide will provide an overview of the key considerations to keep in mind when procuring industrial hazelnuts.
In Turkey, hazelnuts are primarily produced in the Black Sea region, which is known for having the ideal climate and soil conditions for growing hazelnuts. The most common varieties of hazelnuts grown in Turkey are:
The Tombul hazelnut is known for its high quality, both in Turkey and around the world. It’s thin-shelled, has a high fat content, and almost fully whitens (close to 100%). It is mainly grown in the regions of Giresun, Trabzon, and Ordu. The nut is full and round in shape, with an average size of 17-18 mm, a weight of 1.5-2.0 g, and a shell thickness of around 1 mm. The kernel percentage is 52-54% and the oil content is 70%. The husk usually forms in 3-4 pieces and is 2.5 times longer than the nut.
The Çakıldak variety is widely grown in the middle and high altitudes of Ordu and matures later than Tombul. It is larger and lighter than Tombul, with a size of 1.8-2.2 mm and a weight of 2 g.
Foşa is a large, glamorous variety mostly grown in Trabzon and Samsun provinces, and it also matures later than Tombul. It has a size of 18-20 mm and a weight of 1.8-2.0 g. The kernel percentage is 50% and the fat content is 65%.
Uzunmusa is the thinnest-shelled among Turkish hazelnut varieties, with a shell thickness of 0.9 mm. The fruit is 1.8 mm in size, round-shaped, and the kernel fills the shell completely. The kernel percentage is high, at 56%, and the oil ratio is 70%. The husk is 1.5 times the size of the nut, and there are more nuts per cluster than other varieties.
Yuvarlak badem and Yassı badem are long (1.5-2 times the width of the fruit), pointed, and thin-shelled. They are suitable for fresh consumption.
Furthermore, Turkish hazelnut varieties are categorized in two ways based on their commercial nut characteristics:
Giresun quality, which includes the Tombul cultivar and is grown in the region between Piraziz and Çarşıbaşı, and is known for its high fat ratio, thin shell, and high pellicle removal, and Levant quality, which includes all varieties grown in the province, and is lower quality than Giresun quality. For example, Levant Ordu, grown in Ordu; Levant Samsun, Levant Sakarya, etc.
- Quality Standards: It is important to ensure that the hazelnuts meet the necessary quality standards for their intended use. This may include size, cracked percentage, humidity, and sensory characteristics such as appearance, taste, and texture.
- Sourcing: Identify reliable suppliers who have a good track record of producing high-quality hazelnuts. It is also important to ensure that the hazelnuts are sourced from regions that have a reputation for producing high-quality hazelnuts.
- Testing: Before making a purchase, it is important to have the hazelnuts tested by a reputable testing laboratory to ensure that they meet the necessary quality standards. This may include tests for size, cracked percentage, humidity, and sensory characteristics.
- Sampling: A representative sample of the hazelnuts should be taken and examined to ensure that they meet the necessary quality standards.
- Packaging and Transport: Carefully consider the packaging and transport requirements of the hazelnuts to ensure that they arrive at the destination in good condition.
- Certifications: Confirm that the hazelnuts supplier comply with relevant certifications such as organic, Non-GMO, and food safety certifications.