Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A is for Almond blossom

 Almond trees are in blossom all over the Algarve!


 They decorate the countryside at the end of January/beginning of February, announcing that spring is not far away!

Almonds feature in many yummy desserts and cakes made in this region.

What I didn't know was that Portugal is not on the list of top 10 almond production countries in 2009, according to FAO (source:wikipedia). The USA came first, followed by Spain, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Algeria and Greece! 

Shouldn't Portugal be doing something to get on that list?


  1. I love almonds, but what I can't understand is that while almond trees are everywhere almonds are so expensive!

  2. It is a bit strange, isn't it? The trees are all over the region, but nobody seems to harvest the almonds.


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