Almonds, whole


The almond tree is currently believed to have originated in the mountains of Central Asia. Settlers ultimately brought the almond to the USA, but only the plantings in California proved promising.


Today California is the centre of worldwide production, far out-growing Spain and Greece. The almond trees begin to bloom from March to April. A “shaker” is used at harvest time to shake the almond trees causing the almonds to drop. The nuts are cracked and sorted manually or electronically with laser scanners at various producers in the growing regions.


Almonds are traditionally used to make marzipan. Nowadays, recipes for pastries and confectionery would be unthinkable without almonds.


Typical valuesPer 100g1 Serving (25 g)
Energy2,561 kJ
(620 kcal)
640 kJ
(155 kcal)
Protein21.3 g5.3 g
Carbohydrate5.1 g1.3 g
of which sugar3.9 g1.0 g
Fat54.6 g13.7 g
of which saturated fatty acids4.0 g1.0 g
Fibre11.5 g2.9 g
Sodium0.01 g<0.01 g


* GDA recommended daily intake
(The values are based on a daily nutritional intake of 2,000 kcal – source CIAA)