Our snacks are packed with delicious Australian Almonds grown in Sunraysia Victoria, the Riverland of South Australia and the Riverina region of New South Wales.
Almonds are full of “good” monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health. They are also extremely high in Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Not only do they taste great but almonds are also low in sugar and are low GI.
Almond trees are dormant during the colder months from May to July.
Blossom usually occurs in late July to early August. The almond trees come alive with colour and over 4 billion bees pollinate the blossoms in Sunraysia VIC, the Riverland of SA and the Riverina region of NSW to bring the Almond crop to life.
During September and October blossom petals fall and leaves begin to form on the trees. Over spring the fruit starts to form and the hulls that cover the almonds mature and harden.
Over summer the hardened hulls usually start to split until the almond shell is visible and begins to dry out. Eventually the nut separates from its stem and the hull opens completely.
Harvesting and processing occurs between February and April. Shakers are used to vibrate the tree trunk so the husks, shells and nuts fall to the orchard floor. The almonds are processed to remove the hull and shell.
Imagery and information from The Almond Board of Australia.
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