WHOLE NATURAL ALMOND KERNELS

 

ORIGIN:

Portugal, Alentejo

PROCESSING:

Almonds are receceived at the processing facility whole, and go through the hulling and cleaning line, after which move to the shelling line, where the kernel is extracted. The kernel is then dried, sorted, sized and stored.

TYPE:

Modern mediterranean varities, free of bitter almonds - Guara; Belona; Soleta; Vairo; Marinada; Lauranne.

SIZE:

Under-12 (less than 12mm in diameter); 12/14mm (similar to US size 23-27); S/ 14 (above 14mm in diameter)

PRESENTATION:

Packaging:

5 kg bags; 25 kg bags or super sack 1000kg

Storage:

keep in dry and cool conditions, odour free

Ideal storage conditions:

Temperature 3°C to 9°C | Humidity < 65%

 

QUALITY DETAILS

Doubles

Max 10%

Serious defects - mold, decay, rancidity, insect injury

Max 1.0%

Other defects - gum, shrivel, brown spot and discolored

Max 5.0%

Dissimilar - other varieties

Up to 10%

Foreign material

Max 0.4%

Moisture (%)

Max 6.5%

 

MICROBIOLOGIC

Free fatty acids

Max 0,7% (expressed as oleic acid)

Peroxid Value

Max 4,00 meq 02/kg

Total Aflotoxins

< 10 µg/kg

Salmonella spp.

Absent

Escherichia coli

Absent

Pesticide residues - Maximum Residue Limits

< 0,01 mg/kg

 

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION

 

 

Per 100g

Per portion (28g)

Food energy (Kcal)

604

169,1

Total Lipid (g)

53,5

14,9

of which saturated (g)

4,2

1,2

Carbohydrates (g)

3,5

0,98

of which sugars (g)

 

 

Dietary Fiber (g)

14,3

4

Protein (g)

20

5,6

Salt (mg)

6

1,7