Almond

Almond

The term “almond” is used in reference to both the tree and to its edible seeds. The Almond tree is native to the Middle East and South Asia. The seeds are contained within an outer hull and a hard shell, and are highly prized for their flavor and nutritional value. Almonds are produced in bitter or sweet varieties, and lend themselves well to a variety of culinary styles and sweet or savory dishes.