The almond is native to Iran, from
northwestern Saudi Arabia, north
through western Jordan, Israel,
Lebanon, western Syria, to
The ancestry of Almonds is
unknown but Almonds are thought
to have originated in China and
Central Asia.The Almond tree was brought to
California from Spain in the mid
1700s, cross breeding developed
several prominent almond
varieties. By the turn of the
twentieth century, the almond
industry was firmly established in
California’s Central Valley.
California is the largest almond
growing region of the world.
There are over 40 varieties of
Almonds that have been
developed and grown
commercially worldwideWe at Service Foods stock only
the highest quality raw
ingredients. Thus we stock
Almonds in the Non Pareil grade.
These are Almonds Natural
Whole which are larger sized
almonds with few blemishes.
Other common grades available
are Mission, Price and Carmel.