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The Almond is a very attractive and healthy nut. It can be used for many different applications. Almonds are for instance very popular as a snack (just roasted and salted, smokehouse or in a mix with other nuts and seeds) but are also being used in the different industries like the bakery industry and the ice cream and confectionary industry.
Origins / Growing areas
The major production area of Almonds is the USA. The 2nd largest origin is Spain. Beside these two origins, Almonds are also grown in Australia, Italy, Greece and in a limited way in other Mediterranean countries and some Middle Eastern countries.
Grades / Varieties
USA: 16/18, 18/20, 20/22, 23/25, 24/26, 27/30, 30/32 etc. pieces per ounce.
Spain: 18/20, 20/22, 23/25, 24/26, 28/30, 30/32 pieces per ounce.
From both origins, one can order natural almonds as well as blanched.
For industrial usage, Almonds can also be supplied from those origins as diced/sliced/slivered, natural and/or blanched, according buyers specification.
Harvest times / Shipment times
Harvest of Almonds in USA is during August/September.
Spanish Almonds are harvested during September/October.
USA: Natural Almonds : in cartons of 50 lbs net or in bins of 2200 lbs.
Blanched Almonds: in cartons of 50 or 25 lbs.
Spain: Cartons of 12,5 or 25 kg net.
Nutritional values (per 100 gr)
Energy 640 kcal.
Total Fat 54,2 gr.
Total Protéine 18,6 gr.
Total Carbohydrates 16,9 gr.
Total Minerals 3,0 gr.
Total Vitamins 6,2 mg.
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