Almonds originated in the warm desert areas of westerrn Asia, from which they gradually spread to the warm, dry regions of the Mediterranean basin.
The almond is known as the queen of roses. In the middle ages servants included them in royal banquets to assist in the digestion and consequently the indulgence of their masters.
COMPOSITION AND HEALTH BENEFITS
NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF ALMONDS
Calorific content (kcal)
Total fat content (g)
Vitamin E (mg)*
Storage & Shelf Life
Store under cool and dry conditions(<10C/50F and <65% relative humidity) Almond Moisture should be maintained at 6% or less. Almonds can be stored for about two years with no significant loss in quality
USDA grades for raw natural almonds
Soft Shell and Hard Shell almonds
25 lbs (11.3 kg)/50 lbs (22.7 kg) Cartons, (1 mt) Fiber bulk bin , 40FCL 44,000lbs (20MT)