- Pack of 4, 6-oz bags (1.5 cups) of Diamond of California Whole Almonds
- 100% California Grown
- Diamond of California has offered fresh, high quality and great tasting nuts for over a 100 years
- Unseasoned and ready for baking, cooking, snacking and using as a topping
- Kosher Certified
dry whole almonds
These are toasted! Not raw!
We tried the following recipe, which was on the bag, and loved it!
DIAMOND CHILLED SPICED ALMONDS
3 cups whole almonds
4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil (We use olive oil.)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons garlic salt (We substiuted powder to cut the salt.)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (And we added a few shakes of red pepper!)
Combine almonds and oil in large skillet. Cook over medium-low heat until lightly browned, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. While almonds are cooking, combine all spices in food processor or blender, turning on and off, until finely ground. When almonds are done cooking, immediately transfer to a large bowl and toss with seasoning, blend to coat thoroughly, spread on baking sheet to cool completely. Store in airtight container up to 1 month.
For good shelf life it’s good to store them well. We don’t worry about that because we eat them rapidly! I placed the bag between our computers to write this review, and Paul thought I was giving him a snack. For once, I’m resisting though, because if I get started, I’ll never finish this review.
When you store them, you want to keep them from becoming rancid, and you want to keep the bugs out. Don’t store them in an open container in the refrigerator because they will absorb the flavors of pungent food. The ideal temperature is 35-45ºF.
Almonds, which are the cousins of peaches, have an interesting history. They are native to the Mediterranen area and are mentioned sixteen times in the Bible. Most of the almonds we get today grow in California. That’s where Diamond almonds grow.
We like Diamond almonds better than the others we have tried. We’ve never bought any that were not satisfactory. Our poodle loves almonds!
Because we like them so much and because we know they benefit cardiac and respiratory health, we eat them often. What needs to be considered is the density of this food. There are 170 calories in 1/4 cup. If we keep eating them the way we do, we will cancel out the health benefits!
I hope this review has been helpful.
all right by me !!!
Almonds contain fat; in fact 140 of each 170 calorie serving comes from fat. On the brighter side, there are no trans fats, no cholesterol and no sodium. The lack of sodium is important since some companies package their almonds with a fair amount of salt. A serving has 4 grams of dietary fiber; and they are certified kosher as well.
Almonds may indeed be an important part of a healthy diet. Dr Mehmet Oz, a famous and accomplished heart surgeon, believes that a handful of almonds before eating could help people feel “full” sooner than later; and almonds appear to reduce levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol while giving you vitamin E–but don’t overdo it! One fistful of almonds per day is one way to eat these almonds as part of a healthy diet.
If you have ANY questions or concerns about almonds, allergies to nuts or how to use almonds in a diet properly, ask your doctor before eating these.
Overall, these are excellent, tasty almonds by Diamond Foods. I highly recommend this brand of almonds for people who want almonds to snack on, to cook with or to eat as part of a diet.
These almonds were…
Amazon is the best however, they issued me an immediate refund.
Thanks guys, I would suggest you send this product back to Diamond of California.
great taste, great price
Great for your heart, waistline, and pocketbook
Al least they call them Whole
Everything is as it should be
I believe I can speak for all of us in saying that the nuts arrived on time and in delectable condition. They were fresh….and arrived not broken or damaged in any way.
Diamond Nuts..has a high reputation with me—and they continue to prove their worth..by sending out a excellent product !
I do –highly recommend this company–and this product !