[object Object]
Gourmet Marcona Almonds

Gourmet Marcona Almonds

The Largest Marconas in the World

All Natural

$12.95nt-08
 
  • Marcona almonds, unique to Spain
  • Smooth and crunchy
  • By 1880, maker of gourmet turron candy
  • Sautéed in extra virgin olive oil
  • Mono-unsaturated oils lower cholesterol
  • Size - 5.3 oz/150 gr jar

How nice to find a food that is as extraordinarily tasty as it is healthful! Since their introduction to America, Marcona almonds are a runaway favorite among food lovers.

They are smooth and crunchy with an incomparably sweet delicate taste -- quite a different flavor than their American cousins. Our Marcona almonds are size 16+ - the largest grade produced in the world. These almonds are lightly sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with salt and then sealed in a jar for freshness.

The supply of Marcona almonds is limited, since, until recently, Spain was the sole source in the world.

Marconas are a delicate strain of almond since the trees are early bloomers, making the blossoms especially vulnerable to early spring frosts.

The groves are found along the Mediterranean coasts of Spain -- from the southern coast of Málaga, proceeding east up the coast to Tarragona.

You may be familiar with almonds in the United States which are contained in light brown, porous shells. The Spanish Marcona almonds are a different variety that has a protective hard shell that resists insects. For this reason they may be grown naturally with no need for herbicides.

Almonds are one of the healthiest snacks. They are dense with healthy nutrients. A handful of Marcona almonds is overflowing with healthy attributes.

Their high content of cholesterol fighting mono unsaturated oil makes them even healthier. A recent study showed that when people eat roughly a handful of almonds a day, they lowered their LDL cholesterol by 3%!


------------

Las almendras de Marcona son suaves y jugosas con un gusto delicado incomparablemente dulce; un sabor bastante diferente que el de sus primas americanas. Y nuestras marconas son de tamaño 16+, que es el grado más grande que se produce en le mundo. Estas almendras se sofríen en aceite, se les echa sal gorda y se envasan en un tarro para mantenerlas frescas.

Hay una producción muy limitada de almendras de Marcona, porque España es la única fuente de estas almendras en el mundo. Además, los árboles florecen pronto, lo que les hace vulnerables a heladas primaverales. Se cultivan a lo largo de las costas mediterráneas de España: desde la costa sur de Málaga, subiendo al Este hacia la costa de Tarragona. Puede que haya visto las almendras de conchas marrones porosas y ligeras.

Estas almendras de Marcona tienen una concha dura que les protege y es resistente ante insectos, así que se pueden plantar naturalmente sin necesidad de herbicidas. Las almendras son de las cosas de picar más sanas. Su densidad nutricional es tan alta que una porción pequeña proporciona nutrientes sustanciales. También tienen un alto contenido de aceite monosaturado, que combate el colesterol. Un estudio reciente comprobó que cuando se come un puñado de almendras al día, los participantes bajaron el colesterol un 3%.


Customer Reviews

Average rating from 40 reviews Write a review
  • avatar

    "perfect"

    March 2018

  • avatar

    "delicious!"

    February 2018

  • avatar

    "Perfect and addictive! This was my first time trying theSpanish almonds and I will certainly buy them again"

    February 2018

  • avatar

    "Delicious and fresh!"

    January 2018

  • avatar

    "They are fine. I thought they would taste different than other nuts I've had but they really aren't that different. They are still good but not special. "

    October 2017

  • avatar

    "Good product but I have to admit that I did not like the nuts in the jar as well as the vacum packed gourmet or roasted nuts. Will switch back to them the next time."

    September 2017

  • avatar

    "Very nice quality!"

    August 2017

  • avatar

    "Haven't yet found marcona almonds for sale in Greenville. These are good, but not as good as ones I could buy in bulk at Treasure Island in Chicago."

    August 2017

  • avatar

    "Restaurant quality , addicting little treats."

    July 2017

  • avatar

    "Great nuts"

    May 2017

  • avatar

    "I purchased 2 jars of these delicious Marcona almonds and had to hide 1 jar from my son so they would last longer than a day or so! Looking forward to using them in some of my favorite recipes. "

    February 2017

  • avatar

    "Excellent service & product."

    July 2016

  • avatar

    "Good, as usual. Could be "kicked up" a bit more with more olive oil and a bit more salt. They blend well in recipes."

    June 2016

  • avatar

    "These almonds were not as flavorful as I anticipated."

    May 2016

  • avatar

    "Not crunchy and very bland."

    March 2016

  • avatar

    "VERY GOOD!"

    February 2016

  • avatar

    "These Marcona almonds are great. They're light, tasty and very delicious!"

    February 2016

  • avatar

    "I love these. I gave one of the jars I bought to my daughter and now you have another fan. "

    January 2016

  • avatar

    "gave as a gift - everyone always love this product they are delicious"

    January 2016

  • avatar

    "Great almonds."

    January 2016

  • avatar

    "These are always a great treat. They are perfect just for nibbling and great chopped and added to salads and as a topping for baked items. "

    December 2015

  • avatar

    "great"

    November 2015

  • avatar

    "good but not great. Almonds have become very expensive because of water. No longer a fair value."

    October 2015

  • avatar

    "Absolutely the best almonds on the planet."

    July 2015

  • avatar

    "Excellent almonds; fresh and wonderfully flavored. I've bought these before and will continue to purchase these nuts."

    July 2015

  • avatar

    "A party favorite."

    June 2013

  • avatar

    "First time I have tried these, this will not be my last order!"

    April 2013

  • avatar

    "Just like the one's I had when I lived in Valencia."

    March 2013

  • avatar

    "Very good with "Sherry" and by themselves. Fabulose flavor."

    March 2013

  • avatar

    "My favorite dish to snack on. Great with wine, by themselves, alongside olives."

    February 2013

  • avatar

    "Oh my goodness! As a native Californian, I almost feel guilty for admitting California almonds are no longer my favorite. THESE marconas sauteed in olive oil are absolutely delicious! A new indulgence...and a healthy one, at that (if I don't gobble the entire jar). These would be perfect for parties...your guests will be delighted! And I don't mean merely fun parties. Consider these for elegant affairs, as well. Very special."

    February 2013

  • avatar

    "Fresh, delicious, exquisite flavor!"

    January 2013

  • avatar

    "Addictive, am unable to quit eating them. Should've ordered the 2.2 lb. size."

    January 2013

  • avatar

    "As anticipated!"

    January 2013

  • avatar

    "delicious-I managed to eat most of the jar myself in one sitting."

    January 2013

  • avatar

    "Fresh, delicious! "

    January 2013

  • avatar

    "I love these almonds, and buy them all year. They were sold out for a while, and when I bought them next (May 2012) they were not as good. They are darker and harder than before. How could there be such difference from previous batches???"

    May 2012

  • avatar

    "Never have I had almonds like these. They are served with coctails all over Spain and we got addicted! These are just wonderful."

    July 2011

  • avatar

    "loved them"

    August 2010

  • avatar

    "I had bought these Almonds in HOMEGOODS , wow they are the most tsaty Nutrional savory Nuts unconventional quality Thank goodness I found you to order more They help you ease hunger and actually make you loose weight the healthy way THANK YOU "

    June 2010

ShareThis Copy and Paste