Hello, almond friends! Welcome back to the Betsy’s Best blog! Almonds are one of the most popular snacks in the world, revered for their amazing flavor, health benefits, and versatility. But where in the world do the almonds we enjoy come from? Generally speaking, almonds are grown in regions with mild climates and plenty of sunshine, but where exactly is that? Today, we will have a little lesson on almonds by looking at the top almond producers in the world. And remember, if you need a re-supply of natural almond butter to make all your favorite meals and snacks, shop Betsy’s Best online, on Amazon, and in your local grocery store for almond butter that is truly natural. Please continue reading below.
1. The United States
The United States is the single largest producer of almonds worldwide. One report suggests that the U.S. produces more than 2,002,742 tons of almonds each year — that’s nuts! Think of all the almond butter we could make with that many tons of almonds! While almonds are grown in regions throughout the U.S., California is the number-one almond producer in the U.S., North America, and the world. California is one of the biggest producers of almonds and other agricultural goods because of its mild climate, year-round sunshine, and fertile soils. Almond cultivators in California have fine-tuned their growing, harvesting, processing, and packaging techniques in order to provide delicious almonds to people all over the world. As an FYI, we purchase our almonds from Blue Diamond Almonds and they are grown in California.
As we mentioned in a recent blog post, countries in the Mediterranean region are some of the top almond producers in the world. In at number two is Spain, known widely for its wine and olive production. Almond cultivation is among the country’s main agriculture production, with more than 202,000 tons produced annually. The main regions where Spanish almond cultivation takes place is in Andalusia, Aragon, Valencia, and Catalonia. Next time you’re in Spain, be sure to tour one of the almond orchards while you’re there.
Coming in at third place is Australia. The country down-under produces almost 130,000 tons of almonds each year, which account for $351.1 million of global almond exports. Regions in South Australia, including Sunraysia (note the awesome name). Riverland, Riverina, and Adelaide Plains, are the top producers of Australian almonds. With plenty of sunshine and fertile soils, South Australia offers the perfect climate for growing almonds.
Morocco cultivates more than 112,000 tons of sweet almonds annually. Located in the Mediterranean region, Morocco enjoys arid, mild climates year-round, where there is an abundance of sunshine. Morocco exports a portion of its almonds, but it is also a domestically-consumed good that is the basic ingredient for numerous Moroccan dishes, pastries, and beverages. Almond cultivation in Morocco is done on a much smaller scale than that of almond cultivation in America and Australia.
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At Betsy’s Best, we love all things almonds and are fascinated by this healthful and delicious nut, which is actually a drupe — a fleshy fruit with a thin skin and a central stone that contains a seed. We mostly love almonds because they are versatile and offer a plethora of health benefits that support a healthy body. What’s more, we can make delightful natural almond butter out of these little gems.
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