Almonds are a versatile nut. They can be enjoyed raw, toasted, baked, whole, diced, sliced, and crushed. They have an earthy, nutty, buttery flavor with a mildly bitter after taste; rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and protein. They are small, oval-shaped, and easy to enjoy by the handful.
As an ingredient almonds are featured in many cuisines around the world, including European, North African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and others. They pair well with both sweet and savory dishes. Almonds compliment sweet flavors like chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and fruits. Try them in cobbler, chocolate fudge, cookies, macarons, and marzipan filled pastries. Almonds also compliment breakfast foods, light appetizers, and snacks. Make your own nutty almond snacks and granola bars.
Raw almonds have been pasteurized (steamed) for sanitary reasons, but they are not further processed or flavored prior to packaging.
Whole almonds should be stored in a cool dry place at room temperature. Enjoy within a few months for best flavor.