All About Almonds
Love Almonds? You're Not Alone.
The average American eats about 2 pounds of almonds per year, and we can see why: in addition to being crunchy and delicious, a 1 ounce serving of almonds provides 6 grams of plant-based protein. They’re also a good source of fiber and an excellent source of vitamin E, manganese nd magnesium.
Here at Bob's Red Mill, almonds are the star of our Almond Flour, Super Fine Natural Almond Flour and Almond Protein Powder, and they play an important supporting role in our muesli and granola. Read on to learn more about these amazing nuts!
A Brief History of Almonds
Originating in the fertile soil of the Mediterranean in ancient times, almonds were brought to California by Franciscan priests in the 1700s. Today, almond trees cover 1.24 million acres in California's central valley! All of the almonds here at Bob's Red Mill make the short trip from these California orchards to our mill in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Fun Facts About Almonds
- The average lifespan of an almond tree is 20 to 25 years
- A healthy tree can produce between 50 and 65 pounds of almonds each year
- Almonds thrive in climates that provide hot, dry summers and cool winters
We're Nuts For Almonds
Almonds have become increasingly popular in gluten free, paleo and keto recipes, as well as low-carb baking. Almond Flour and Super Fine Natural Almond Flour are excellent in cakes, cookies, muffins and pancakes, and our new Almond Protein Powder is creamy and delicious in smoothies, salad dressings and pasta sauces. These nuts also provide crunch in our wholesome Muesli and Honey Almond and Homestyle Cranberry Almond Granolas!