Almond tree is a deciduous tree that belongs to the prunus genus. This tree reaches a height of 4 to 3 metres and a mature tree has a diameter of 30 cm.
Flowers appear singly or in pairs in Early Spring.
Almond is called Drupe in botanical terms. Almond trees need sunlight and summer is the preferable season for this tree. Sandy soil is preferred over clay soil and almond trees need an average amount of water.
There are basically two types of almonds, one is sweet almond that is used in desserts and recipes, and another one is bitter almond that is used to flavour liquors.
During winter, almond trees lose their leaves to prepare for the next bloom.
The almond tree is native to South Western Asia and its seeds are popularly consumed.
California produces nearly 80% of the world’s almond supply. 25 types of almonds are grown in California alone.
Sweet Almonds are consumed as edible nuts.
Sweet Almonds nuts are used in cooking and also it is a source of almond oil.
Almonds can be eaten raw or roasted and basically it is used in confectionery baking and in Asia Almonds are used in vegetarian dishes.
Where do almond trees grow in India?
In India, all almond production is limited to hilly areas like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Jammu and Kashmir is the largest producer of almonds followed by Himachal Pradesh. In some areas of Uttarakhand Kerala and the hilly regions of Andhra Pradesh the cultivation of almonds is done.
The United States of America is the largest producer of almonds in the world followed by Spain Iran and Morocco.
Almonds are the most popular dry fruits that are used for their energy boosting properties.
And Also, there are some health benefits of almonds like it contains fiber, protein, fat, Vitamin E, magnesium, MN and they also contain some decent amount of copper vitamin B2
Almonds are an excellent source of antioxidants Almonds are rich in healthy fats and contain protein and fiber which can assist your body to control blood sugar levels.