Originally from Asia, the Almond is now primarily a Californian produced nut, providing approximately 80% of Almond production worldwide.

Almonds were introduced to California in the mid 1700’s. California now provides 100% of the Almonds

used domestically and 80% of worldwide consumption.

Packed with goodness and flavor, the Almond can be used as a snack, garnish, or as a mainstay in a special recipe, eaten raw, roasted and/or salted, the choice is yours.


Brazil Nuts

Quite aptly, Brazil nuts came originally from the Amazonian Rain forests of Brazil, however, they are now found in plantations across the subtropical world including Malaysia.

The Brazil nut has very high oil content but also have a

high nutritional value. They can be eaten raw and in snack mixes. Industrially they are processed into meal and edible oil.



Known to the nut eating world since the 16 th century, the earliest reports came from observers from France, Portugal and the Netherlands whilst in Brazil.

The cashew was taken to India by the Portuguese, they thought the tropical conditions would be just right and

so became India as the largest cashew producer in the world.



90% of the world’s crop of Hazelnuts/Filberts comes from the Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Greece and Italy.

They are a tasty nut and nutritious, high in fiber, minerals & Vitamins such as Calcium, Potassium,

Magnesium and Vitamin E.


Native to subtropical rainforests of the E Coast of Australia, these nuts are predominantly farmed in Hawaii; other exporters include Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Venezuela.

This nut is known for its health benefits such as the

ability to protect against coronary heart disease, one of the biggest killers in the western world.


Probably originating in Brazil, it was the ancient Peruvians who domesticated the peanut. It is thought Spanish and Portuguese explorers took the plants back to Europe where, due to the lack of a tropical like climate, they did not flourish. The plants did very well

in Africa and when slaves were bought from Africa to the United States they bought with them peanuts which they grew in order to supplement their rations.



Pecans are grown predominantly in Texas and other southern states. This nut is so popular in Texas that it has been adopted as the official tree of the state.

Traditionally thought of as the nut used in sticky Pecan pie, the Pecan is used in Candies, cookies, casseroles

salads and stuffing, the versatility of this nut is unending!



This tree is native to western Asia and Asia Minor. It was first introduced to the USA in 1854- commercial production began in the late 1970’s and rapidly expanded to a major operation in the San Joaquin Valley CA.

Iran and Turkey are other major producers & to a lesser

extent, Greece, India, Syria, Pakistan and elsewhere.

The meat is used in dinner recipes, ice creams baked goods and nut mixes. It is a very versatile nut and is enjoyed as a snack in its own right.


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