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: November 2016

Here Are Some Basics About Almond Milk

Because we often get questions about almond milk, we wanted to answer the most frequently asked -- just for you. Almond milk seems like it’s getting really popular, right? Yes, almond milk is increasingly popular. According to Nielsen, sales of milk substitutes grew strongly in 2015 at 9.2%. But almond milk outpaced... Read more »

Feel Good About Making Almonds Your Snack of Choice

You can’t deny that almonds are a great snack. They taste great, whether you like them natural, roasted or flavored. They’re healthy – a one-ounce handful provides half your daily needs for vitamin E, is a significant source of magnesium and riboflavin, and is full of naturally good fats. They’re easy to carry around... Read more »

How long is an almond orchard productive?

This post was written by Kern County almond farmer Jenny Holtermann and originally appeared on her blog, You Say All-mend, I Say Am-end on Sept. 15, 2016. Jenny discusses the life cycle of almond trees, comparing the need to pull out a 28-year-old orchard nearing the end of its productive life while at the same time... Read more »

Pollinators and Farmer Win Big with Blooming Buffet for Bees

Did you know that without bees and other pollinators like them, almonds – along with many of our other favorite foods – simply wouldn't exist? It’s true . Lakhy Sran, partner and second-generation farmer at the Fresno County-based Sran Family Orchards , knows how important a healthy bee population is to almonds and... Read more »

Adopting and Protecting the Mediterranean Diet

With its cool winters and hot summers, California’s Central Valley offers unique and ideal growing conditions for many diverse crops that are eaten in a “Mediterranean diet,” including our favorite -- almonds. The Mediterranean diet reflects a traditional eating pattern found in the countries of the Mediterranean... Read more »