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Recommendations for Storage

Store under cool and dry conditions in an airtight container.

Avoid exposure to strong odours (eg garlic) as almonds can absorb odours of other materials if exposed for prolonged periods.

Roasted products must be protected from oxygen.

If kept under cold storage conditions, whole natural almonds can be stored for about two years with no significant loss in quality.

Bring nuts to room temperature before use as flavour is not optimal if cold.


Usage Suggestions

Almonds are perhaps one of the most versatile nuts in the world.  Whatever the meal and whatever the cuisine, there’s bound to be an almond fit!  If you’re using almonds for their flavour or crunch here are some guidelines and suggestions on using all the different available forms.

Whole Natural Almonds

Versatile, and is suitable for all-around use. Try in snacks such as Garlic or Herbed almonds. Serve roasted whole natural almonds and dried fruit with cheese as a pre- or post-dinner snack.

To toast almonds for extra crunch (whole/sliced or slivered) in a dry frying pan over medium heat, lightly toast stirring frequently. Watch carefully so they do not burn.

Whole Blanched Almonds

Works well as a garnish. The beautiful colour contrasts on cakes, biscuits and other sweets.Grind them in a blender or food processor as part of soups or sauces to add nutrition. Place them on top of cakes and biscuits just before baking

Roasted Almonds

Roasting almonds brings out their crunch, enhances their flavour and turns them a golden brown colour. To roast almonds, place them on a baking sheet in a preheated 180 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown; stir once or twice to ensure even browning. Almonds will continue to roast slightly after removed from oven.

Sliced Natural Almonds

Well-suited for salads and with hot or cold vegetables, in muesli and in soups.Try your favourite soup with a sprinkle of almonds for crunch and flavour. Or make a muesli

Sliced Blanched Almonds

Attractive on decorated desserts or muffins or other pastries before baking. Make a salad containing almonds, orange segments and fennel.

Slivered Blanched Almonds

Perfect for stir-fries, they hold their shape without breaking, to give some healthy crunch and flavour.

Diced Almonds

Works well for stuffings and coatings or include it in whole grain bread dough. Also works well when a delicate appearance is needed. Press diced natural almonds around the sides of a cake, for a healthy, crunchy rim

Ground Almonds (Almond Meal)

Great for coatings or to make almond butter or marzipan.  Almond cake recipes include this form as “almond meal.” To make almond butter, place ¾ cup ground blanched almonds in a blender or food processor, and add 1/8 teaspoon salt; pour in 3 tablespoons almond or vegetable oil in a slow, steady stream, blending until the mixture comes together. Replace part of the flour content of your next cake with almond meal for a more moist and dense treat!

Almond Milk

Found near soymilk at the supermarket, it is delicious in coffee or in smoothies. Blend together almond milk, fruit and ice cubes to make a delicious smoothie.

Almond Oil

Found near the olive oils and flavoured oils at the supermarket. It can be used in the same way as olive, vegetable and canola oil