View Full Version : How do you eat fresh, raw green almonds?
05-04-2009, 08:27 PM
I just bought them for the first time at the store today, but I don't know what to do with them. Does anyone know?
05-04-2009, 08:43 PM
WOW never saw them that way before. I have no idea maybe someone else can help.
05-04-2009, 09:04 PM
Those are new to me too ..
Sorry can't help but am curious what others may say..
05-04-2009, 09:08 PM
These look too green, as in, picked too green. I think they are still in the husk, which should ripen to a nice light brown and crack open.
But then, I am not an almond expert. Though I did have a tree once.
05-04-2009, 09:19 PM
LOL - growing up in CA (in the middle of riceland and orchards (fruit, almonds, and walnuts) we saw these all the time. We would not eat these yet. They might shed their fur/skin if you leave them in the sun - but they look like they came off the tree waaaay too soon in your photo. The fur/skin should begin to split and peel when ready. Once the nuts (almonds and walnuts are all I am familar with straight from the tree) start to fall off the tree, it is time to harvest...then you just crack them and eat the nutmeats! MMMM! We used to gather all the ones on the ground we could find and eat them during Catechism since there were almond orchards on one side of the street, and walnuts on the other! The walnut husks will stain your hands...
05-04-2009, 10:00 PM
it's a cool show n tell!
05-06-2009, 05:36 AM
I have some and you can eat them Now. You just eat the whole thing. They taste like Cucumbers. Just pop them in your mouth and it will do the rest. I had never seen them in the Stores like that before. So I ate one and then asked all the others getting them and they gave me All the information I needed.
05-06-2009, 09:24 AM
Agree with spicyfull: Totally eadible! Google for more info, i found loads online when i did a search some time ago. i find them in stores owned by people from iran or iraq, i think perhaps they're popular in those regions. Maybe someone here is from the middle east and knows more?
05-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Yes, those are completely edible. I'm middle eastern and my family eats those all the time. They are unripe almonds, but I grew up eating them and never had a problem with it.
05-06-2009, 11:16 PM
Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and tried some and they're very sour. Not really my thing, I guess. They're very interesting. The center where the almond is, is clear and gel-like.
My husband looked them up online and read that they are heavily sprayed, which scares me.
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