They say good things come in small packages, and our Uzbek almonds are no exception.
Although smaller than some other varieties, these heirloom almonds pull no punches when it comes to taste. With a delicious marzipan finish, crunchy texture, and subtle, slightly tart finish, they're a flavour experience that must be munched to be believed.
We source them from the mountain ranges of Samarkand, where almond trees grow on remote valleys. Samarkand is a beautiful region of Uzbekistan famed for its fertile, exceptional soil and clean air. We work with local farmers, investing in their communities and helping improve the lives of their families through a local cooperative.
After being carefully harvested using natural methods, the shell of the almond is cracked open, and the kernels gently sun-dried. Solar drying is very environmentally friendly and helps preserve the natural flavours of the nut.
Our wild Uzbek almonds are one hundred percent raw, organic and of exceptional quality. They're a great source of protein, fiber, vitamin E, and other minerals too. Science has shown the incredible health benefits of vitamin E, including its ability to protect cells from oxidative stress - an imbalance of antioxidants and free radicals in the body. The nutrients in almonds also support cell division and healthy functioning of the nervous system.
Almonds are perfect for everyday snacking, but they also have a wide range of other uses. They can be made into milk or to create plant-based cheese. They're also great in mueslis or snack bars or toasted and used to top a tasty salad.