Iran is the fourth big producer of almond in the world. The almond is a species of tree native to the Middle Eastand South Asia. There are two types of almond trees, one type has pink flowers which produces sweet almond and the other with white flowers produces bitter almond.
The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with theseed.The seeds are oval in shape, and buttery in taste and it is one of the most popular nuts. Sweet almond and bitter almond contain 50 to 55 percent and 40 to 45 percent oil, respectively. Almond nuts are rich sources of vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals.
Arian (Kala Tous) Investment, Industrial and Trading Group provides these types of almond:
Sweet almonds:Sweet almonds are the type that is used as a nut and most of almond related products utilize the sweet variety.
Bitter almonds:Bitter almonds contain trace amounts of prussic or hydrocyanic acid in its raw state, which can be lethal to animals and humans. This type is used as flavoring agent or to make almond extract and other almond-flavored products.
Mamra almonds:Iran is the only country in the world which produces Mamra almond, Mamra is also a type of almond which is distinguished by its very unique texture and appearance and is the most expensive type of almond.