Plant Information

Common Name: FRUIT: NUTS - ALMOND
Scientific Name: Prunus dulcis syn. Amygdalus communis

Package Format9L bag
PriceR250.00

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Prunus dulcis syn. Amygdalus communis
Prunus dulcis syn. Amygdalus communis

Description

  • Perennial
  • Almond is native from Syria to N Africa.
  • It is a fully hardy, deciduous tree with lanceolate, tapering, finely toothed leaves.
  • Pink or almost white, solitary or paired flowers, appear before the new leaves, followed by pal green, ovoid, velvety fruits containing a single seed.

Culinary Uses

  • The nuts (seeds) are eaten raw, roasted, salted, and ground into a paste - marzipan.
  • It can also be ground and diluted with water to make almond milk, or pressed for oil, which is made into almond butter.
  • Almonds are used in sweet and savory dishes - pilafs, cakes, pastries, biscuits and confectionary.

Parts Used

  • The nuts (seeds) and oil.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Almond is used internally for kidney stones, gallstones and constipation.
  • Externally for dry skin conditions.
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