California Nonpareil Supreme
Almonds that have been blanched to have their skins removed.
Natural Nonpareil Supreme
Almonds from the sunny inland valleys of Northern California.
This delicious California
nut is considered to be good luck in many parts of the world!
Research conducted at the
University of California at Davis showed that a high-fat diet rich in
whole almonds reduced the colon cancer risk in rats chemically treated to
reduce this cancer. Other research indicated that phytochemicals in
almonds inhibit tumor cell growth in culture. Specifically, the
board notes, two flavonoid phytochemicals, known as quercetin and
kaempferol, may be strong suppressors of lung and prostate tumor cell
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Centuries ago, almonds are said to have originated in ancient China or the
Middle East. Plantings of this crop moved westward to the
Mediterranean region, where Spain and Italy became major almond producers.
In the middle 1700s, the Franciscan
Padres brought almonds to California to grace their missions. By the
1870s, research and crossbreeding had developed several of today's
prominent almond varieties.
By the turn of the century, the almond
industry was firmly established in California where ideal conditions for
growing almonds were found in the Sacramento and San Joaquin areas of the
state's great Central Valley. Today, California is the only place in
North America where almonds are grown commercially, where some 400,000
acres are under cultivation by over 7,000 growers. California grows
over half the world's supply, including that for all of the domestic
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