• California produces 80% of the world’s supply of almonds.
  • Almonds are actually stone fruits related to cherries, plums and peaches.
  • Almonds are one of only two nuts mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 43:11) the other is the pistachio nut.
  • The world’s largest almond factory, in Sacramento – California processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  • It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  • One ounce of almonds (20-25 almonds) contains 160 calories and only 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol.
  • Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium, and a good source of protein and potassium.
  • Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world’s almonds.
  • It takes about a gallon of water to grow one almond.
  • Close to one million bee hives, which is about 50% of the USA’s total number of bee hives, are used to pollinate California’s almond groves.