Almonds are the fruit of the Almond Tree grown primarily in California as well as the Mediterranean, Australia and South Africa. There are two types of Almonds, sweet and bitter. The bitter Almonds have a strong flavor and contain traces of Prussic Acid when raw, which is lethal. When the bitter Almond is heated the toxicity is destroyed. The sale of bitter Almonds is illegal in the United States. The other type of Almond is the sweet Almond. These Almonds have a delicate and slightly sweet flavor. Almonds are available blanched or unblanched. The Almond is a nutritional powerhouse containing Calcium, Fiber, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium, Riboflavin and Vitamin E.
Sliced almonds make a delicious snack. Use for baking cookies and cakes or mix in as a ingredient in a recipe.
Almonds. (Contains tree nuts).