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Marcona Almonds by Peregrino - Raw (2.2 Pounds)


Marcona Almonds by Peregrino - Raw (2.2 Pounds)

2.2 Pounds

All Natural

$48.95nt-22 nt-22 nt-22
  • Raw almonds, ready to cook
  • Prepare at home to suit your taste
  • Perfect for baking and cooking
  • Healthy snack!

This big package holds simply pure, raw, unadulterated Spanish Marcona almonds, ready to complement your own unique flavors and recipes. Spain's rich Marcona almonds are perfect for baking, cooking, and as a healthy snack.

Almonds are rich in nutrients such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B and linoleic acid. A recent study showed that when people eat roughly a handful of almonds a day, they lowered their LDL cholesterol by 3%! Sauté these large, sweet, raw Marcona almonds in some olive oil and dust with salt, sugar or your favorite spice to create your own delicious, heart-healthy treat!

Marcona almonds have long been precious treasure inside Spain, used for many of their gourmet products, such as Turron candy. Although the ever-increasing demand for these delectable almonds has inspired farmers in Morocco and California to attempt production, most Marcona almonds are found along the Mediterranean coasts of Spain, from the southern coast of Málaga, proceeding east up the Mediterranean coast to Tarragona. They are generally larger, flatter and have a sweeter taste than the more familiar California almonds. In addition, unlike their North American cousins, Marcona almonds have a harder, non-porous protective shell that resists insects, which allows them to be grown naturally without herbicides.

To enjoy a simple crunchy snack, heat up a small amount of extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan or skillet. When the oil is very hot, toss in a few handfuls of these blanched nuts. Stir the simmering almonds with a wooden spoon until they become ever so slightly golden in color. Then scoop them into a bowl and sprinkle with sea salt. You don't need to be an accomplished chef to create this incredible taste! For the best flavor, Marcona almonds should be sautéed instead of roasted, as their delicate flavor can be overwhelmed by harsher cooking methods.

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Customer Reviews

Average rating from 28 reviews
  • "Marcona almonds are just magic. Delicious!"

    Claire - Leverett, MA November 2016

  • "I order often from you. everything is very good"

    ANNIE - SAN JUAN, NY July 2016

  • "Excellent. And I love being able to roast them myself and control the salt!"

    Elaine - huntington, Connecticut June 2016

  • "These nuts should be illegal. They're more addictive than any drug I know of. Open the bag at your own risk; they'll be gone before you know it."

    StuKin - Stamford, CT May 2016

  • "The almonds are large and plump; they arrived beautifully packaged and in good time. The value was the best I found on the Web - "

    Kristin - North Bethesda, MD April 2016

  • "These are first rate."

    David - Cambria, CA March 2016

  • "best I ever tasted"

    ELZBIETA - NEW YORK, NY January 2016

  • "Can't get enough of the marconas! They even make a wonderful almond butter; I toast them first. "

    Donna - Sierra Vista, AZ October 2015

  • "The almonds were vacuum sealed and well packaged. The price and quantity were the most competitive that I could find on the internet. My intention is to saute the almonds in olive oil and then sprinkle them with truffle salt, but I haven't do so yet. "

    EUNICE - SLIDELL, LA September 2015

  • "Excellent quality and delicious!!!"

    Angela - Alexandria, VA January 2015

  • "I liked them, also it is the first time I get them raw, great quality."

    Rafael - Saint Louis, MO January 2015

  • "Wonderful. We like to saute them ourselves. Love the flat rate shipping too. "

    Allison - Dallas, Texas December 2014

  • PATRICIA - FAIRBORN, OH December 2014

  • "The marconas were excellent. The package they were sealed in was also excellent. This is the place- the only place- where I buy marcona almonds. Thank you. "

    Joseph - Richmond, KY November 2014

  • "I have no words to describe how good this product is, definitely one of my favorites. They are very tasty almonds (they are really crunchy once cooked), just perfect for a quick "tapa" when you have some guests. Just cook them in olive oil and salt, let them cool and they are ready to enjoy!"

    Imma - Longmont, CO November 2014

  • "Marconas are simply the best almonds! I love these big bags of the plain ones from La Tienda because they are good for baking and I also like to salt and flavor them for snacking. "

    Claire - Leverett, MA November 2014

  • JORGE - Setauket, NY July 2014

  • "These are always enjoyed whether your're serving them at the bridge table, after school snack for the grandkids, or baked in a wonderful olive oil cake. Healthful and delicious. I roast them in the oven with olive oil and a little salt. "

    SHARON - McMinnville, OR April 2014

  • "I'm working my way through these. So far I've toasted them and caramelized them; the flavor is wonderfully rich. "

    Marcia - SIMBURY, CT April 2014

  • "I've ordered these before and they are wonderful!"

    Sallie - Greensboro March 2014

  • "Best almonds available."

    MARILYN - TROY, NY May 2013

  • "Not too tasty, unfortunately"

    Sergio - Doylestown April 2013

    Reply from La Tienda
    We appreciate these comments! These Marcona almonds are meant to be toasted or sauteed with sea salt and olive oil, or any other delicious spice combination. One of our favorite spice additions is smoked pimentón (paprika) - que rico!

  • "Beautiful sweet almonds!"

    ESTHER - SANTA MONICA, CA March 2013

  • Osvaldo - Waltham, MA March 2013

  • " The almonds came vacuum packed and were perfect for making Tarta de Santiago"

    Christine - Mankato , Minnesota June 2012

  • william - October 2010

  • "The purity of this Marcona raw almonds is exultant indulgence to the delicate palate. its flavor takes you back in time to fields cover with almond trees all over the Peninsula Iberica, in full bloom....The sweet taste, the fine texture and all its powerful health benefits, makes this food essential in your diet. I always have a pack with me at all times inside my purse, for those moments when you need a snack....nothing is better than a hand full of Marcona almonds."

    Angelina - June 2010

  • "I looked everywhere for these before finding them at La Tienda. Just pop them in the deep fryer for no more than 2 minutes (stop before they look browned- they keep cooking from the heat) and sprinkle on a little salt. These are always a hit at my parties- and they are so easy!"

    Allyn - August 2009

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