New research supports almonds as a smart snack option

We all know the feeling – that growling stomach and insatiable appetite that can lead us straight through dinner to a big bowl of ice cream at the end of the day. New research suggests that a simple morning snack of almonds may help keep cravings in check and hunger under control throughout the day.Read more »

Almonds Make California Strong

If you’ve been around California for any amount of time, you’ve noticed that the face of farming in our state has been changing. Some of the fields that used to be lined with tomatoes or lettuce are now producing high-value, perennial crops like wine grapes and tree nuts. This week in a local newspaper, the Modesto Bee, Almond Board of California CEO Richard Waycott provides some perspective on this change, and the value that almonds provide to California. Read his op-ed.Read more »

Assessing Almond Production’s Ability to Reduce Greenhouse Gas

Recently several Almond Board of California staffers attended and sponsored the Ninth International Life Cycle Assessment of Foods Conference in San Francisco. The event, known as LCA Foods 2014, was hosted by the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, and united the scientific community with food industry professionals, researchers, academics and policy makers. This was the first time the conference had been held outside of Europe, and served as an opportunity to enhance U.S. agriculture through sustainability.Read more »

Almonds and Honey Bees: A Sweet Partnership

What comes to mind when you think of bees? For most of us, it’s keeping a wary eye on them as they circle our picnic or the painful memory of a childhood sting. But not for almond growers. An almond grower looks at a bee and sees an indispensable business partner.Read more »

Celebrate World Heart Day with Almonds

Did you know that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year? And yet, at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease can be avoided if diet and lifestyle risk factors are controlled.Read more »