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Almonds Unblanched Whole, Product of Spain, Sold in various quantities (Raw, Organic, Unpasteurized)

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Product Code: UPA-0651

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Raw, organic, unpasteurized, whole almonds from Spain. Unlike most California almonds, these Spanish almonds have not been flash pasteurized, therefore keeping all their properties intact. Almonds the way they were meant to be. Truly raw from Spain. Buy them in bulk by using the drop down menu bar.

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1lb cost $17.00
5lbs cost $79.00
11lbs - $150.00
55lbs - $720.00

Please note that these almonds naturally will have some bitter ones in each lot ranging from 5% to 10% content. This is normal for all European almonds.
You will also find that nut butters using European almonds will also have a slightly bitter taste.

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
highly recommend April 21, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Victoria, BC Canada  
I had to adjust my taste buds to what "real" almonds should taste like. I buy 11 lbs at a time, soak/sprout them & then dehydrate them till they're very very dry. The soaking removes the enzyme inhibitors & the nuts are even more tasty/crunchy & with all the food value coming to me. It's a lot of work but worth the effort. Makes terrific almond butter. Love these almonds!!!

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Taste Great December 2, 2014
Reviewer: Gabi from Mississauga, ON Canada  
These almonds are wonderful. As for any complaint about "rancid"... negative my friend.  Just like other foods there will be variations on taste.  You can easily eat several strawberries from the same farm.  Ten can be sweet and fragrant and then, wow! One of those tart ones appears.  Anyhow, I use these almonds to make milk and find these give a creamier consistency than California almonds, maybe because they are a bit drier and more dense?  Taste good.  Good price.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Seriously November 14, 2014
Reviewer: Shannon from toronto, ON Canada  
I cant believe some of the posts here. A nut tastes different than the rest and suddenly you are an expert in nuts? Please. Do you do the same when you buy produce? 'oh this leaf of kale tastes a bit different than the last therefore it must be rancid'. It's mother nature, you think this store or any store or any farmer can control produce like that? Think about it, this is why pharmaceuticals cannot patent food, because you cannot control it. Seriously, i have been eating these nuts for the past couple of years, and there's nothing wrong with them. Okay im ranting but the whining posts on here are just too much! Get real! This isn't car parts we're talking about here it is food!

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
European Almonds Compared to Californian August 17, 2014
Reviewer: John from Toronto  
Being born in Europe these almonds are extremely familiar to me.  Most people are not familiar with the odd bitter, almost pungent almond that you may get in a bag - this is normal for this variety of almonds.  Many people mistake this as a rancid almond but it is absolutely normal for this variety.  It's like having an apple that is a bit more sour than the rest.

Yes these almonds are drier than their Californian counter part, but at least they are not pasteurized.  We order 5 lbs at a time and always have found them to be fresh - and we have been ordering them for the past 4-5 years from Upaya.  

You may want to remember that almonds are harvested once a year and the freshest batch usually will be around January by the time it arrives from overseas.  

So before saying these or any other nuts are rancid do your research.  Hope this helps clarify some of these posts.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Seem like very good almonds June 7, 2013
Reviewer: Tom from Lanark, ON Canada  
I give four stars as I am judging only on my first bag.. so far the almonds are great.  I noticed one of the reviews remarked on an occasional rancid nut.  I was wondering if perhaps they had had the occasional 'bitter almond' which for me is a plus.. I would not want to eat mouthful after mouthful of such nuts in long succession due to the cyanide in them which however is not a problem in small enough amounts at a time ..  in smaller amounts it can be, I think, a tonic.. and I like the bitter almond taste so long as it does not occur too often. And miss it when it never occurs, making the batch of almonds seem a bit too bland.

I have had a few 'bitter almonds' so far but every source of almonds I have used has also... but as I remark above that is a feature for me rather than a defect.  I am glad I ordered them.

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