In the ancient world, almond trees were a source of beauty, inspiration, food, and medicine.

Nutritional Information
  Almond Board of California
Composition of Whole Natural Almonds 

 


Almonds are California's number one tree nut crop. More than 6,000 growers located throughout the Central Valley of California produce 80% of the world's almonds and virtually 100% of the domestic supply.

There are over 20 common almond varieties. During the early stages of processing, 90% of the almonds are placed into four major varietal groups; Nonpareil, California, Carmel and Mission. The varieties are grouped based on kernel features such as shape, color and blanchability.

Over 80% of the State's production is grown in the South Valley in which top producers include Fresno, Kern, Merced and Stanislaus Counties.

Approximately 70% of the California almond crop is exported to virtually every country in the world. Spain, Germany, Italy and France are the leading importers in Western Europe. Japan is a large importer in the Asian market with China, India, United Arab Emirates and Canada also designated as major markets.