All About the Almond

February 19, 2020

Since this past Sunday was National Almond Day, we’re celebrating the almond! One serving of almonds contains the highest amount of protein of any tree nut, and they are filled with fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin, and niacin, as well as being an excellent source of magnesium. We’re sharing some fun facts about one of the healthiest nuts and also some of our best selling almond snacks.

Almond Fun Facts:

1. It takes more than 1.2 million bee hives to pollinate California’s Almond crop (over 550,000 acres).

2. Since the outer hulls aren’t consumed by humans, they are instead used as part of cattle feed so no part of the almond goes to waste.

3. There are actually 30 different varieties of almonds, yet only about 10 varieties usually undergo production. The Nonpareil variety is the one we are most commonly familiar within the U.S., and the one you’ll find in most stores nationwide.

4. The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.

5. It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.

6. There are 5,639 people in the U.S. listed on with the last name ‘Almond’.

7. The immature green almond can be preserved and pickled — some consider it a delicacy.

8. All commercially sold almonds from the US are pasteurized to prevent salmonella and other bacteria growth.

9. Almonds help build strong bones and teeth. The phosphorus in almonds helps make this possible.

10. The earliest varieties of almonds were found in China carried by traders down the ancient silk road to Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East.


Here are our TOP 5 ALMOND ALL STARS that are best sellers across all industries:


Mexicali Fire®

This mix is on firrrrrrrrre! Mexicali Fire® is all natural and one of our most popular snack mixes. It’s available in 25lb bulk, mini snack bags, Grabeez® cups, SUR bags and resealable cubes.



Perfectly Fit™

A healthier and all natural snack that packs the power of Omega-3s and antioxidants. It’s one of our most popular snack mixes and a great option for on-the-go snacking. It’s available in 25lb bulk and resealable cubes.



Raw Natural Almonds

An all natural snack that’ll keep your heart happy and your energy up. They’re available in 25lb and 50lb bulk, snack bags and resealable cubes.




Just two words: Salty. Raisins. How can raisins be the best thing about the mix? Just wait until the salt from the nuts mixes together with the raisins. We promise Sunburst™ will become one of your go-to snacks. It’s available in 25lb bulk, mini and regular snack bags, Grabeez® cups, SUR bags and resealable cubes.



Wild About Wasabi

Are you wild about wasabi? If so, this is the mix for you. One of our most flavorful snack mixes, it’s available in 25lb bulk .

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