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Nonpareil:

Shell: soft shell, light color, high suture opening
Nut:medium, flat shape, smooth surface

Carmel:

Shell: soft shell, good shell integrity, fair suture opening
Nut:medium, large and elongated nut shape, slightly wrinkled surface

Butte:

Shell: semi-hard shell, light color, smooth surface, low suture opening, well sealed
Nut:small, short plump shape, wrinkled surface

Padre:

Shell: hard shell, good shell integrity, no suture opening
Nut:small, plump, short wide shape, wrinkled surface

Mission:

Shell: hard shell, good shell integrity, no suture opening
Nut:small, short wide shape, dark brown, deeply wrinkled surface

Monterey:

Shell: hard shell, smooth surface, low suture opening
Nut: large, long narrow shape, deeply wrinkled surface

Sonora:

Shell: soft shell, dark brown color, rough surface, high suture opening
Nut:large, long narrow shape, light color, smooth surface

Fritz:

Shell: semi-hard shell, good shell integrity, low suture opening
Nut:small, medium plump shape, fairly wrinkled surface

Price:

Shell: soft shell, dark brown color, rough surface, high suture opening
Nut:small, short narrow shape, fairly wrinkled surface

Peerless:

Shell: hard shell, good shell integrity, smooth surface, no suture opening
Nut:medium, wide shape, fairly wrinkled surface

Packing:

– 50 lb (22.68 kg) bags: 880-900 bags/40’ FCL
– 25 kg (55.115 lbs) bags: 880 bags/40’FCL

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Nonpareil:

18/20, 20/22, 22/24. 24/26, 26/28, 27/30. 30/32

Medium, Flat shape, Smooth surface

Carmel:

18/20, 20/22, 23/25, 25/27, 27/30

Medium, Large and Elongated Nut Shape, slightly wrinkled surface

Butte:

23/25, 25/27, 27/30, 30/32, 32/34

small, short plump shape, wrinkled surface

Padre:

22/24, 23/25, 27/30, 30/32, 34/36, 40/50

small, plump, short wide shape, wrinkled surface

Mission:

20/25, 23/25, 25/27, 27/30, 30/32

small, short wide shape, dark brown, deeply wrinkled surface

Monterey:

Only left nut is accurate as 18/20

large, long narrow shape, deeply wrinkled surface

Sonora:

20/22, 23/25, 25/27, 27/30, 30/34

large, long narrow shape, light color, smooth surface

Fritz:

18/20, 20/22, 23/25, 25/27, 27/30, 30/32, 32/34

small, medium plump shape, fairly wrinkled surface

Price:

18/20, 20/22, 23/25, 25/27, 27/30, 30/32, 32/34

small, short narrow shape, fairly wrinkled surface

Grades:

Extra No. 1,  Supreme, Select Sheller Run (SSR)

Packing:

– 50 lb (22.68 kg) cartons, 720 cartons/20’ FCL, 880 cartons/40’ FCL
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almond-mfg-whole

WHOLE

NATURAL OR BLANCHED

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS
USDA grades for natural
almonds; processor or customer
specifications for blanched almonds

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Natural, roasted or flavored snacks
Embedded or enrobed in chocolate
Ingredients for confectionery,
energy bars, bakery
Inputs for processing

almond-mfg-sliced

SLICED

NATURAL OR BLANCHED

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS
THICKNESS
Thick: 1.5–1.8 mm
Regular: 1.1–1.4 mm
Thin: 0.7–1.0 mm
Extra Thin: 0.5–0.7 mm

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Topping for salads
Ingredient for cereal
Coating for savory dishes
Garnishing for baked goods, desserts

almond-mfg-slivered

SLIVERED

BLANCHED

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS
THICKNESS
Regular: 3.0–5.0 mm
Medium: 4.0–6.0 mm

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Roasted or flavored snacks
Ingredient for baked goods, cereal
Texture for confectionery
Topping for prepared foods, salads

     
almond-mfg-diced

DICE

NATURAL OR BLANCHED

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS
Large: 28/18 ……..28/64″ & 18/64″ (11.1 & 7.1 mm)
Medium: 22/8……22/64″ & 8/64″ (8.7 & 3.2 mm)
Small: 12/8 ……….12/64″ & 8/64″ (4.8 & 3.2 mm)
Fine: 8/0 ………….. 8/64″ (3.2 mm)

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Topping for dairy items, baked goods
Coating for ice cream bars
Filling for bakery or confectionery
Crust for meats, seafood

almond-mfg-meal

MEAL OR FLOUR

NATURAL OR BLANCHED

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS
Coarse ground
Fine ground
(Grinders and screens
determine particle size)

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Sauce thickener
Ingredient and filling for confectionery
Flavor enhancer in bakery
Coating for fried foods

almond-mfg-butter

BUTTER, PASTE

NATURAL OR BLANCHED

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Alternative to other nut butters
Filling for chocolate, cereal bars,
confectionery, bakery

Packing: 25 lb (11.34 kg) cartons with plastic liner. 1,050 cartons/20’ FCL, 1,720 cartons/40’FCL

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From: California Almond Board; Modesto, CA