Almonds are a rich source of nutrients, and have been used for beauty and health for thousands of years. Indigo Herbs Organic Almonds are a fantastic organic whole food that can be consumed in the knowledge that they have come from the very best source. These Organic Almonds are top quality and are grown by farmers who are given a fair price for their product. We also sell Organic Raw Almond Butter, Organic Almond Flour and you can choose from a wide range of lovely Almond based guest products.
The Almond is grown across the Mediterranean and into Lebanon, Syria and Israel and is the official state tree of Kashmir. Almonds are revered in many cultures and mentioned ten times in the bible. In India the Almond is seen as being good for the brain; in China the Almond is seen as a symbol of enduring beauty and sadness. An archaeological specimen of the almond fruit was found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, dating back to Egypt (c1325 BC).
Indigo Herbs Almonds come from Italy and are certified organic. The Almond tree was originally native to the Middle East and South Asia and is a part of the genus ‘Prunus’ but belonging in the sub genus ‘Amygdalus’ with the Peach. The Almond fruit is actually not a nut but a ‘drupe’ which is covered in a thick green tough skin. Almond is a deciduous tree reaching 4-10 meters in height. Newly grown twigs are green but turn purple when exposed to the sun. The flowers are white to pink and appear before the leaves in early spring. It takes at least 3 years before the tree starts to bear enough fruit to be considered economically viable.