Products

Almond Varieties

Almonds

Delicious options. Plain and simple. When your customers are enjoying almonds in their cereal, baked goods or chocolate, they’re not thinking about what kind of almonds they’re eating. Fortunately, we are. Take a look at the breadth of almond varieties from Blue Diamond.

Nonpareil

  • The most desired whole almond
  • Preferred variety for almond snacking
  • The premium almond
  • Mild in flavor
  • Large sizes
  • Smooth, light skin
  • CPO 18/20 – 36/40
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Carmel

  • Consistent for color, shape, and blanchability
  • Alternate for Nonpareil, more economical
    (lower cost per ounce)
  • Highly blanchable
  • Mild Flavor
  • Smooth skin
  • CPO 18/20 – 36/40
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Monterey

  • Consistent for color, shape, and blanchability
  • Ideal for use in ingredients
  • Flatter profile, similar to the Carmel variety
  • Alternate for Nonpareil, more economical
    (lower cost per ounce)
  • Available in larger sizes
  • CPO 18/20 – 36/40
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California

  • Highly blanchable
  • Wider range of shapes and colors
  • Economical choice for blanching
  • Includes a number of sub-varieties
  • CPO 18/20 – 36/40
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Butte

  • More rounded shape than other varieties
  • Ideal for use in applications desiring bite size almonds
  • Great for inclusions in chocolates
  • Highly blanchable
  • Robust flavor
  • Wrinkled skin which holds
    seasoning well
  • CPO 23/25 – 36/40
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Mission

  • Similar to Butte, but not blanchable
  • CPO 23/25 – 36/40
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