The almond is the fruit of the almond tree (Amygdalus communis L. = Prunus amygdalus Batsch), which is a plant native Western Center, belonging to the Rosaceae family (subfamily of Prunoideae) today is widespread throughout the basin Mediterranean, thanks to the Phoenicians who introduced in Sicily.
The almond tree is a tall plant from 8 to 10 m, long-lived, with gray or brown branches and leaves serrated, narrower and lighter than the peach, and white or slightly pinkish flowers.
The fruit of the almond tree and ‘a drupe ovoid shape that has an outer surface green fleshy, sometimes covered with a thick down, and / or with reddish hues, and woody shell with pores containing one or two seeds (almonds), which it is covered with a smooth or wrinkled skins, varying in color from brown to ocher.
The era of the almond blossom is precocious and wanders from January to March, varying between different environments.
AZIENDA AGRICOLA GRASSENIO: THE ALMONDS
Our Almonds from organic farming are available for both bakeries and retailers, both wholesalers and processing industries.
The cultivars in the company are:
- “Filippo Ceo”
The product, available in both shucked shell that is offered in different packages and sizes as follows:
|PRODUCT||KG IN PACKAGE|
|Almonds in shell -> Bag||25|
|Almonds in shell -> Network||5|
|Almonds in shell -> Case||1|
|Shelled Almonds -> Bag||25|
|Shelled Almonds -> Network||5|
|Shelled Almonds -> Case||1|
Almonds are a true concentrate of energy and calories: contain a significant proportion of protein, valuable vitamins E, B1 and B2, magnesium, iron and calcium, therefore, useful in bone calcification (therefore recommended to pregnant women or postmenopausal) . They also antiseptic and mineralizing, emollient and laxative, and tonic and are the dried fruit with the highest fiber content (12%).
The special and unique balance of minerals, vitamins, protein and fat, make it above all a strengthening of the nervous system, creating a healthy and tasty natural antidepressant.
The almonds contain many “good” fats, in fact about 80% of the calories of this food originate from this nutrient and since most of these fats are monounsaturated, makes them beneficial for the cardiovascular system.
Recent studies have shown that regular consumption of this food lowers blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
nutritional value of almonds per 100 grams of food
|Calories: 581 Kcal
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Fat: 51 g
Protein: 22 g
Fibers: 10,4 g