**** No Longer Available**** Douro Almonds – Fried and Unsalted Item #: M3140

  • Country: Portugal
  • Pack: 4/1kg

The Douro Valley, located in the northern part of Portugal, has a temperate climate and is sheltered from harsh winds by its surrounding mountains. The area is known for producing grapes (and its famed DOC Port wines), olives, and almonds. There is a legend surrounding the Douro almond tree. Under Moorish rule a young king, wanting to please his Nordic-born princess, ordered the planting of almond trees throughout the region. In February and March, the almond trees bloom into a beautiful blanket of white, reminiscent of snow, but also announcing the coming of spring. Douro Almonds contain a rich oil, giving them a sweet, earthy and slightly smokey flavor. The almonds are fried (but not salted) and have a tender crunch. Celebrate springtime with Douro Almonds, available on our Mediterranean pre-order file.