Our thin sliced natural (not blanched with skin) almonds are grown and processed in California. With an ultra thin, delicate appearance and light, nutty flavor they are an excellent topping for salads, ingredient for cereal, coating for savory dishes and garnish for baked goods and desserts.
Today almonds are widely grown in California, however they originated in the Middle East going all the way back to 1400 BC. They are California's top agricultural export and largest tree nut crop in total dollar value and acreage. They also rank as the largest U.S. specialty crop export. The most popular of all the different types of tree nuts, they are packed with nutrition. High in protein at 6 grams per ounce, high in fiber at 4 grams per ounce, they are also an excellent source of other vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium and potassium. Two decades of research have shown that almonds can help maintain a healthy heart and weight.
Moisture: Less than or equal to 6.0%
Color: Cream to natural
Size: .035 - .045, 16/64" round hold screen
Peroxide Value: Less than or equal to 5 meg/kg
Free Fatty Acids: Less than or equal to 1.5%
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Almonds should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 18 months from date of manufacture.
Note: The information listed above for moisture and size are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.