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Green almonds find specialty food niche
Almond Board |

The almond as most know and love is a ubiquitous, versatile nut featured in countless recipes, candies and snack forms. But long before the familiar late-summer harvest ritual begins in West Side orchards, a relatively small volume of almonds in the early stages of development are hand-picked at Stewart & Jasper and shipped to celebrity chefs, upscale restaurants and private connoisseurs with a taste for green almonds. The niche-market delicacy has a limited but loyal following who incorporate green almonds into a variety of recipes, explained Jason Jasper, company vice president. Jasper said he first became aware of the potential for a green almond market about 12 years ago, when renowned dessert chef and food author Priscilla Martel inquired about the company’s interest in supplying chefs with the product. “My first reaction was ‘What are you going to do with green almonds?’,” Jasper acknowledged. But as he researched the product, he learned the green almonds are a Mediterranean delicacy which were often soaked in a brine or in milk, rolled in sea salt and eaten. 

About the Almond Board of California

Le mandorle della California rendono la vita migliore, anche per come vengono coltivate. L’Almond Board of California promuove mandorle naturali, salutari e di qualità attraverso la leadership nello sviluppo strategico del mercato, nella ricerca innovativa e nella pronta adozione delle best practice del settore per conto degli oltre 7.600 coltivatori e trasformatori di mandorle in California, molti dei quali sono coltivatori da generazioni. Fondato nel 1950 e con sede a Modesto, in California, l’Almond Board of California è un Federal Marketing Order senza scopo di lucro promosso dai coltivatori che opera sotto la supervisione del Dipartimento dell'Agricoltura degli Stati Uniti. Per maggiori informazioni su Almond Board of California e sulle mandorle visita il sito Almonds.it o seguici su Facebook, Twitter, Instagram e California Almonds blog.

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