Almonds

FSL is the exclusive distribution agent for some of the largest and best-known almond producing companies in the world. We specialize in the distribution of USA Almonds, Spanish Almonds and Manufactured Almonds originating from the United States of America, Australia and Spain

 

US Almonds

USDA GRADES OF SHELLED ALMONDS

  • Non Pareil
  • Carmel
  • Monterey
  • Butte / Padre
  • California
  • Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USDA GRADES WHOLE KERNELS MINIMUM DIAMETER (IN INCHES) DISSIMILAR DOUBLES CHIP & SCRATCH FOREIGN MATERIAL PARTICLES & DUST SPLIT & BROKEN OTHER DEFECTS SERIOUS DEFECTS UNDER SIZE
U.S. Fancy 5% 3% 5% 0.05% 0.1% 1% 2% 1%
U.S. Extra No. 1 5% 5% 5% 0.05% 0.1% 1% 4% 1.5%
U.S. No. 1 (Supreme)* 5% 15% 10% 0.05% 0.1% 1% 5% 1.5%
U.S. Select Sheller Run 5% 15% 20% 0.1% 0.1% 5% 3% 2%
U.S. Standard Sheller Run 5% 25% 35% 0.2% 0.1% 15% 3% 2%
U.S. No. 1 Whole and Broken 30% 20/64 UOS* 5% 35% x 0.2% 0.1% x 5% 3% 5%
U.S. No. 1 Pieces x 8/64 x x x 0.2% 1% x 5% 3% 5%

USDA GRADES OF INSHELL ALMONDS

USDA GRADES MEDIUM EXTERNAL DEFECT DISSIMILAR UNDER SIZE FOREIGN MATERIAL INTERNAL (KERNAL) DEFECT
U.S. No. 1* 28/64 10% 5% 5% 2% 10%
U.S. No. 1 Mixed 28/64 10% 5% 2% 10%
U.S. No. 2 28/64 10% 5% 5% 2% 10%
U.S. No. 2 Mixed 28/64 10% 5% 2% 10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Almonds

AUSTRALIAN GRADES OF SHELLED ALMONDS

  • Non Pareil
  • Carmel
  • Monterey
  • Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN GRADES WHOLE KERNELS MINIMUM DIAMETER (IN INCHES) DISSIMILAR DOUBLES CHIP & SCRATCH FOREIGN MATERIAL PARTICLES & DUST SPLIT & BROKEN OTHER DEFECTS SERIOUS DEFECTS UNDER SIZE
Australian Fancy 5% 3% 5% 0.05% 0.1% 1% 2% 1%
Australian Extra No. 1 5% 5% 5% 0.05% 0.1% 1% 4% 1.5%
Australian No. 1 (Supreme)* 5% 15% 10% 0.05% 0.1% 1% 5% 1.5%
Australian Select Sheller Run 5% 15% 20% 0.1% 0.1% 5% 3% 2%
Australian Standard Sheller Run 5% 25% 35% 0.2% 0.1% 15% 3% 2%
Australian No. 1 Whole and Broken 30% 20/64 UOS* 5% 35% x 0.2% 0.1% x 5% 3% 5%
Australian No. 1 Pieces x 8/64 x x x 0.2% 1% x 5% 3% 5%

AUSTRALIAN GRADES OF INSHELL ALMONDS

AUSTRALIAN GRADES MEDIUM EXTERNAL DEFECT DISSIMILAR UNDER SIZE FOREIGN MATERIAL INTERNAL (KERNAL) DEFECT
Australian No. 1* 28/64 10% 5% 5% 2% 10%
Australian No. 1 Mixed 28/64 10% 5% 2% 10%
Australian No. 2 28/64 10% 5% 5% 2% 10%
Australian No. 2 Mixed 28/64 10% 5% 2% 10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Almonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain is one of the world’s largest producers of almonds due to the warm Mediterranean climate which is favorable to the growth of several varieties of almonds. FSL sources and trades the following varieties of Spanish almonds:

NAME SIZES DESCRIPTION
Largueta 32/34
34/36
36/38
Hard shell with a characteristic elongated, eliptical shape. Its sweet flavor is more intense than that of other varieties.
Comuna 32/34
34/36
36/38
Unequal shape, sweet taste, brown colour, medium fat. Good to be roasted or fried.
Marcona 32/34
34/36
36/38
Marcona almonds are prized for being more tender, sweet and delicated than regular almonds, with a nice buttery flavor.
Guara 32/34
34/36
36/38
Sweet-flavoured variety with a round shape and light brown colour. Ideal to be roasted or fried.
Ferragnes 32/34
34/36
36/38
Fruits of quite large size, slightly pointed and of brown skin, not very rough. It is 100% sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufactured Almonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer the following types of Manufactured Almonds:

PROCESSED ALMONDS
Blanched Almonds
Blanched Slices Almonds
Blanched Dices Almonds
Blanched Slivers Almonds
Natural Powder
Blanched Powder