Twenty potent antioxidant flavonoids have been identified in almond skins, some of which are well known as major contributors to the health benefits derived from other foods, such as the catechins found in green tea, and naringenin, which is found in grapefruit.
Our California grown almonds are exposed to a brief steam puff, as required by law for all domestically grown almonds, in order to pasteurize and kill any bacteria on the outside of the almond. The steam puff only effects the exterior and the inside of the almond remains raw and unaffected so you can't tell the difference between a pasteurized or unpasteurized almond through this process.
You will find our California grown almonds have a smooth clean skin, are a little larger and more round, with a bit more crunch and a more mild flavor than our certified organic raw Spanish almonds. Our certified organic raw almonds from Spain tend to be a little softer, smaller, and more flat, with a hint of bitterness in their dusty brown scurfy skin. The differences, between the two types of almonds we carry, are not a matter of quality or freshness. They are simply different types of almonds with different natural characteristics.
Suggested Use: Eat by the handful or add to homemade trail mix.
Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Other Names: Sweet Almond, tonsil plum, Greek nuts, Jordan almonds, bitter almonds, bajame, amandel, almendra, ametlla, badem, mandle, mandel, pili, manteli, amandes, améndoa, zanmann, mandula, möndlu, badam, mandorla, mandeļu, migdolas, migdałowy, amêndoa, migdală, almendra, mlozi, almon
Ingredients: Raw Almonds.
Origin: USA - California
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Almonds pass our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Almonds packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Raw Almonds in a cool, dark, dry place.