Almonds

Short Description

Our almonds are an heirloom species that grow best in climates where the summers are warm and the winters are wet. The Mediterranean Basin is the perfect source for these conditions and the almonds have been carefully looked after by small farming communities for millennia. The end product is a sweet almond that is as flavorful as it is nutritious.

Process

The Prunus Dulcis or Guara variety of almonds are native to the Mediterranean Basin where the summers are warm and the winters are mild and wet. The trees take up to three years to yield fruit, reaching full bearing up to six years after planting and grow up to 33ft high. It takes about 8 months for the fruit to mature at which point it becomes dry and the shell surrounding the almond splits. When the almonds reach this point they are ready to be harvested. Almonds are only harvested once a year and have to supply us until the following year. Large tarps are unfolded around the base of the tree and suspended to create a sort of upside down umbrella to catch almonds. After the tarps are in place, a large machine shakes each tree and releases the almonds from the branches.

Once the almonds are collected they are sent to be cleaned and sorted. When the almonds are harvested they must last for an entire year until the next harvest, so keeping them fresh is extremely important. Before storing, each almond is cleaned, scanned for contaminants and sorted by size, with the shell remaining untouched to protect the almonds from going rancid. Before each shipment, the almonds shells are removed and then vacuum packed.

Use

Our almonds are a great source of beneficial fats, antioxidants and nutrients.

Source

Mediterranean Basin

Italy - Spain - Mediterranea

VarietyPrunus dulcis (Guara)
OriginItaly - Spain - Mediterranea

Certifications

Typical nutrition per 100g

calories634
Calories from Fat455
Total Fat58g
Saturated Fat4.46g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol<1mg
Sodium0.73mg
Potassium705mg
Total Carbohydrate5.43g
Dietary Fiber9.57g
Total Sugars4.16g
Protein22.6g
Vitamin A0IU
Vitamin C0.8mg
Calcium264mg
Iron3.7mg