Hazelnut fruit has been eaten by people in ancient era and its nutritive value has been appreciated.With the growth and expansion of trade in the Mediterranean region, it became a fortune, and abundance of soul.
Hazelnut found a world-wide field of growth and became a demanded product.
It became a source of livelihood for families with many small business involved with agriculture. Later, it has been placed in areas of imports and exports.
It was placed on human life in such a way that it has been mentioned in literature from the past until today, the folklore, the dictionary, the travel, and even in medicine.Thus, hazelnut has become one of indispensable products of humanbeings.
Benefited from various sources, this thesis is made in order to inform about hazelnut's development throughout history, its types, and production areas. The aim is to clarify the richness of the history of the hazelnut.