Hazelnuts products for food manufacturers

Where do we source hazelnuts? How do they grow? Get to know our delicious hazelnut products.

Great taste starts with great hazelnuts

The hazel tree originates from Asia. The Greeks and the Romans spread it through Europe, where it has been cultivated until today. 

The estimated world production in shell (International Nut Council) for the crop 18/19 reached 970’000 metric tons of hazelnuts. Turkey is the biggest producer with 59% of the world production, followed by Italy (125’000MT). Spain accounts for 16’000MT.

La Morella Nuts is located in Reus, in the middle of the main hazelnut producing region in Spain. Did you know that La Morella is the name of the  wind that blows through the beautiful hazelnut orchards in the region of Reus.

We source a majority of our hazelnuts locally, through long-standing relationships with local cooperatives. Depending on specific product characteristics, we also source hazelnuts from Italy and Turkey. Being located so close to the Spanish hazelnut orchards, we possess unique sourcing expertise and also know where to source the best hazelnuts around the world.

Hazelnut fields in Spain

How are hazelnuts grown?

The hazelnut growing period goes from February to September. Mid-winter, hazelnut trees are in bloom and the wind acts as pollinator: it brushes past male flowers (called catkins) and disseminatess their pollen to the stigma of small female flowers. Those eventually develop delicious hazelnuts, which are picked in September with the utmost care and speed to preserve their exceptional quality and flavor. 

Taste the difference with our hazelnut products

Once harvested, we treat hazelnuts with utmost care to preserve their authentic flavors, only to be unleashed in your creations. We’re passionate about nuts, and are proud to propose the best hazelnuts can offer:

  • Roasted: whole or in pieces

  • Caramelized: fully coated (sablages), with pieces of caramelized sugar (crocants), nougatines

  • Fillings and giandujas

  • Pralinés

  • Pastes & nut butters

  • Coatings

Certifications available: organic, UTZ

 

Hazelnut filling

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Products

Hazelnut Filling 10%

A smooth bold-flavoured hazelnut and milk chocolate bakestable filling, with 10% nut content. Because we start from whole fresh hazelnuts, medium roast them and refine all ingredients together in a continuous process, our mouthfeel is unrivalled. Perfect for bakery/pastry applications"

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Hazelnut Filling 10%

A smooth bold-flavoured hazelnut and chocolate bakestable filling, with 10% nut content. Because we refine all ingredients together in a continuous process, our mouthfeel is unrivalled. Made with RSPO palm oil. Perfect for bakery/pastry applications"

La Morella
Hazelnut Filling 10%

Pale white hazelnut filling with a smooth texture for confectionery applications. 10% nut content, light hazelnut and milky notes.

La Morella
Hazelnut Filling 10%

Pale white hazelnut filling with a smooth texture for confectionery applications. 10% nut content, light hazelnut and milky notes. RSPO

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