iranian almond

About Iranian Almond

Almonds are a species of tree native to Iran and surrounding countries but are widely grown in other regions. Almonds are one of the types of nuts that are often consumed in gatherings. Almonds are helpful high-energy nuts that will stay fresher and have a more pleasant taste if have a tasty skin.

This type of kernel is mainly cultivated in Khorasan Razavi. Countries such as Spain and the United States have the highest production of almonds in the world. In the list of almond producers, Iran is ranked fifth.
There are different types of almonds; Which are divided into three general categories: Sangi almonds, Mamara almonds, and Kaghzi (paper skin) almonds.
Almond kernels are obtained by breaking the skin. Almonds are available for purchase in whole or peeled form. Almonds also are nuts that are mass-produced in Iran and exported to other parts of the world. This fruit can be bought anywhere and is widely used in Iranian cuisine.

Properties of Iranian Almonds

The length of the almond fruit is 3.5 to 6 cm. Botanically, almonds are not a nut but a shaft (plum fruit). The fruit has an outer, fleshy covering, like plum and cherry, in a rugged, leathery, green-gray cover called the body. Inside the body is a mesh, stiff and wooden shell. Inside the shell are edible seeds, commonly called almond kernels. In general, there is only one seed here, but sometimes there are also two seeds. When the fruit ripens, the skin cracks and separates from the hard skin. Then the fruit falls from the tree to the ground.

Benefits of Iranian almond

Cholesterol-lowering: Almonds are the richest source of monounsaturated fats among known nuts. More than 60% of the fat in almonds is unsaturated fat. Numerous studies confirm the cholesterol-lowering effect of foods rich in monounsaturated fats. A 2005 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet could effectively lower bad cholesterol (LDL) as first-generation statins.

Lowering blood sugar: Almond consumption can be a good choice for patients with high blood sugar level; Who are looking for a way to lower their blood sugar levels; Research findings published in the journal Metabolism in 2007 suggest that eating almonds along with white bread regulates blood sugar jumps and effectively reduces the glycemic index of food.

The antioxidant ability for heart health
: Almonds are one of the richest sources of alpha-tocopherol. Alpha-tocopherol is a type of vitamin E that is easily absorbed by the body. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells against the damaging effects of free radicals, strengthens the immune system. It supports cardiovascular health and helps the body make new red blood cells.

Weight control: According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, almonds, which contain monounsaturated fats, are more complex than a carbohydrate diet and help you lose weight. Contrary to many people’s beliefs, eating almonds reduces the risk of gaining weight. A long-term study has shown that people who eat almonds at least twice a week; 31% of those who do not eat nuts are less likely to be overweight.

Moisture of almond

  • For raw almond: 5-7%
  • For Roasted & Salted almond: 2-3%

Almond Production

In Iran, apples mainly are harvesting from: Damavand, Urmia, Ardebil, meshkin, semirom, maragheh and Shiraz. The harvesting time for Iranian apples starts in autumn season and from September.

Almond producers Normally applicate two ways for peeling the almonds:

  • operator or human source (by using appropriate tools)
  • machinery or mechanically

The almond taste can be sweet or bitter (depending on almond tree & type)

Almond type Taste Shell outer skin color
Mamra (mamae) Sweat Hard light brown Brown
paper skin (moheb) Sweat or bitter Easy open light brown Brownish golden
Sangi (usual) sweat Very hard Light brown Brown-Light brown -Golden

Request price 

  1. Select your needed almond type mamra (mamae), moheb (paper shell),sangi from above box.
  2. Fill the pre-order form which is available in related product page in order to specify your required product and its Specifications, required services. So, you will be informed by the newest price according to your order.

Kindly be note that the price of almond is variable and will calculate according to many factors: characteristics of product (Grade,Packing,Form) ,required services, terms of shipment and …

Benefits of Iranian almonds

Almond is very rich in minerals, nutrients, calcium and magnesium but it is noted that it should not be over consumed due to many factors:

Almond fatty texture and delay digestion

Existence few amounts of cyanhydric acid. So, regular consumption of almond (10 pieces every day) would be desirable.

Cyan hydric acid which has a bitter taste has many therapeutic applications. otherwise almond oil, is very applicable to treat hair falling. This oil usually is used as an essence in cosmetics, shampoos, soaps and fresheners


Sweet almonds can be consumed as a snack or it can be mixed with other nuts. Sweet almonds have many applications in combination with other foods in the production of sweats, cakes, desserts, appetizers. also, it has usages for decorating some of foods and desserts.


Iranian Almonds are harvesting from the city of Najafabad and Saman near Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. Iranian Almonds are usually harvested in October and September.

Fruity land company can provide almond in three forms:

  • Raw
  • Roasted with salt
  • Blaunched

Shelf life

Almonds can be preserved for 8 years after the harvesting time in its wooden shell and Almond nut can be kept for 12 months in a room temperature. for preventing corruption and pests, almonds usually get blanche.

Nutrition facts

Nutrition facts Per 100 g Almond
Energy (kcal): 579 kcal
Fat: 49.4 g
Saturated fat: 3.9 g
Carbohydrates: 20.8 g
Sugars: 3.6 g
Fibers: 12.2 g
Proteins: 20.3 g
Salt: 20.002 g
Sodium: 0.003 g

Export of Iranian almond 

Iran is one of the largest exporters of almonds in the world. The most common type of Iranian almond that is exported to the world is Mamara almond. Mamara almonds are exported from Iran to the Persian Gulf countries, including Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, and Oman. Russia is also a good destination for exporting almond kernels and pistachio kernels.

A large percentage of Iranian Mamara almonds are exported to India. Some European countries, such as Germany, are applying to buy almond kernels from Iran.

The best type of Mamara almond is considered for export. Commercial companies also try to provide the best packaging for almonds.

Packaging Iranian almond

Fruityland company packages Iranian almond for customers in appropriate boxes. packaging sizes are mentioned below depending on customer request:


Bulk packaging

  • 10 kg carton
  • 20 kg carton

It can be varying according to the customer’s request.

Shipping Iranian almond 

Fruityland company can also take all necessary circumstances for transferring, shipping, and shipping the products by years of experience in exporting fresh/dried fruits and nuts worldwide.

This company can make contracts in FOB or CFR depending on customer demands with refrigerated or dry containers.



almond packaging sample
almond packaging sample
fruityland carton packaging
fruityland carton packaging
fruityland carton packaging

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