Almonds

Although originally native to the Middle East, the United States is by far the world’s top source of almonds, accounting for over 80% of the world’s production.  With the United States almond production being based almost exclusively in California, it is also the state’s top agricultural export.  Approximately 70% of California’s almonds are exported, with East Asia and India being the largest areas of growth.  It is California’s third leading agricultural product and through exports alone, almonds create over one billion dollars in revenue each year.  Spain, Australia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Chile are the world’s other notable almond producers.

Almonds have become gained notoriety for their nutritional value and are often called the most nutrient dense tree nut. Almonds are a great source of vitamin E and contain very low levels of saturated fat.

Almonds

Specifications

In-shell Almonds

Variety
Carmel, Nonpareil, Monterey, Butte/Padre

Grades
U.S. #1, U.S. #2

Packing
50 LB bags (or 25 KG bags)

Container Capacity
20 FCL = 450 bags, 40 FCL = 880 bags

Shelled Almonds

Variety
California, Carmel, Mission, Nonpareil, Monterey

Grades
U.S. Fancy, U.S. Extra #1, U.S. Supreme, US. SSR

Sizes
18/20, 20/22, 23/25, 25/27, 27/30, 30/32, 32/34, 34/36, 36/40

Packing
50 LB cases

Container Capacity
20 FCL = 720 cases, 40 FCL = 880 cases