Almonds have maintained their top position since 2006. One of the reasons for that it is that almonds are the nuts which have the most uses in bakery, desserts, cereal and ice cream. On the other hand, it is the second most popular nut for snacking. Confectionery has continued to be the leading category for new almond products in Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Other reports was also revealed that almonds are the favourite ingredient to added in a chocolate bar and that two thirds of consumers asked are more likely to buy a chocolate bar with almonds than without.
It is important to remember that almonds have a lot of nutritionals values like a lot of important nutrients. Almonds also help to reduce cholesterol with their high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are also known to protect against heart disease.
Almonds also contain a range of essential minerals, vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates to help to prevent diabetes, digestive disorders and maintain a healthy body weight.
This reports said the similar that the last words of Molly Spence, regional director of North America at the Almond Board of California, who explained: "Almonds are truly multi-functional, from the standpoint of both consumers and product developers".