Sizes per country
|17-18 mm.||16-18p. Oz.||38-40|
|15-17 mm.||18-20p. Oz.||37-38|
|14-15 mm.||20-22p. Oz.||36-37|
|13-14 mm.||23-25p. Oz.||35-36|
|12-13 mm.||27-30p. Oz.||34-35|
|11-12 mm.||30-38p. Oz.||33-34|
|10-11 mm.||35-40p. Oz.||32-33|
|9-10 mm.||40-45p. Oz.||31-32|
|8-9 mm.||45-50p. Oz.||30-31|
USA, spanish and australian.
The almond is the fruit of the almond tree and one of the oldest nuts and valued worldwide for its high content of oleic acid; also standing out for its tasty flavor, its crunchy texture and its high nutritional value.
As of today, the world market for almonds is led by the United States, with California being the world’s largest producer, producing around 80% of the harvest. Although every year other origins such as Spain, Australia or Chile are gaining more importance in the market.
The almond is considered one of the richest non-animal sources of calcium and has a high contribution of other minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and zinc; and antioxidants, which delay aging. They are also high in unsaturated fats, which control triglyceride levels and the cardiovascular system, and are high in fiber; turning this dried fruit into an excellent source of energy.