Almonds

DID YOU KNOW?

The almond tree fruit has 3 parts the hull, the shell and the kernel and, each part is used for different purposes. Almond hulls, for instance, are primarily used as livestock feed, while almond shells are used for livestock bedding. And the kernel, for eating of course!

RECIPES WITH ALMONDS

1 hr 15 mins

Beginner
Roasted nuts and dried fruits, tumbled with spices. The key to this recipe is toasting the nuts well, to really bring out the rich, nutty flavours.

20 mins

Intermediate
This Coconut Barfi recipe is a vegan version of the classic South Indian sweet, spiced with ground cardamom, topped with flaked nuts and naturally sweetened with dates.

Nutfruit Barfi

This Coconut Barfi recipe is a vegan version of the classic South Indian sweet, spiced with ground cardamom, topped with flaked nuts and naturally sweetened with dates.

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Nut & Dried Fruit Origins

NUTS & DriED
FRUIT QUIZ

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In India, almonds are prescribed in Ayurveda medicine as

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Correct answer: a) In India, almonds are prescribed as a brain tonic in Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.

Who brought the almond tree to California in the 18th century?

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Correct answer: b) Franciscan Padres brought the almond tree from Spain to California in the mid-18th century. They planted almond trees along El Camino Real (The Royal Road) from San Diego to Sonoma.

Which of these varieties is a Californian almond variety?

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Correct answer. c) Nonpareil is a Californian variety. Tuono is cultivated in Italy. Marcona, Largueta and Moncayo are Spanish varieties.

Who painted the famous “Almond Blossom” oil on canvas in 1890?

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Correct answer: d) Van Gogh, inspired by Japanese printmaking and the symbolism of new life represented by almond trees early flowering. The painting was a gift for his brother and sister-in-law Jo, who had just had a baby son (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

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Golden Bowl with Almonds

Start your day right with a delicious bowl filled with goodness and topped with almonds and cashew for an extra crunch.

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