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Nuts

Almonds

Almonds are one of the earliest domesticated tree nuts. The main growing regions for almonds are California and Spain. There is one crop per year, which is harvested between August and October.

Almonds are very versatile and offer flavour, crunch, and thickening properties. They can be used in both sweet and savoury products and across a variety of ethnic cuisines. They contain the highest protein count of any nut.

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Almonds may be ground with the skin (almond meal) or off/blanched (almond flour).
The two can be used as a sauce thickener or to add flavour and are used in bakery products such as cakes and cookies and in savoury products such as curries.

  • Natural Ground (With Skin)
  • Natural Roast Ground
  • Roast Blanched Ground

Flaked almonds are widely used in baking and can add texture, flavour and crunch to foods, for example as a topping to trout or to complement a stir-fry

  • Blanched Flaked
  • Blanched Roast Flaked
  • Natural Flaked (With Skin)

Nibbed almonds are skinned almonds cut into pieces of various sizes, shaped like nibbs. They are mostly used for decoration in products such as cakes.

  • Blanched Nibbed
  • Roast Nibbed
  • Natural Nibbed (with skin)
  • Natural Roast Nibbed (with skin)

Whole almonds can be used in bakery products such as Dundee Cake and other fruitcakes or as a garnish or eaten as a snack

  • Whole Shelled (with Skin)
  • Whole & Broken Blanched
  • Whole Blanched

Split almonds can be used in cakes and biscuits and a variety of other bakery and savoury food products

  • Blanched Split
  • Roast Blanched Split

Strip almonds can be used in confectionery and bakery products as well as savoury foods such as rice dishes

  • Blanched Strip
  • Roast Blanched Strip

Sugar Roasted almonds can be used in products such as Granola and confectionery products or eaten as a snack

  • Sugar Roasted (Nibbed)

Brazil Nuts

The main growing regions for Brazil nuts are Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. Brazil nut trees grow to be one of the largest trees in the Amazonian rainforest and live 500 years or more. Nuts are generally harvested once a year; availability can be affected badly by weather condition in the Amazon jungle area.

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Brazil nuts are often used in baking and go well with chocolate, for example in chocolate brownies.

  • Whole
  • Flaked
  • Nibbed
  • Broken

Brazil nut meal can be used as a substitute for standard flour in cakes and sauces

Cashews

The main growing regions for cashews are Brazil, India and Vietnam. Harvesting time varies around the world from February to November. Cashews are high in copper and also contain zinc, magnesium and manganese. The size of the kernel is determined by what is called “count per lb”, ie. W320 = “whole cashew of a size between 300 & 340 kernels per pound” (454g).

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Cashew nuts are the most popular nut in the ready meals sector, particularly in Indian and Asian cuisines, in sweets or curries or stir-fry. They are also commonly used in bakery products and confectionery lines.

  • Whole Blanched W450’s
  • Whole Roast Blanched W450’s
  • Blanched Nibbed
  • Roast Blanched Nibbed

Cashews unlike other oily tree nuts, contain starch to about 10% of their weight. This makes them more effective than other nuts in thickening water-based dishes such as soups, meat stews, and some Indian milk-based desserts. Many southeast Asian and south Asian cuisines use cashews for thickening.

  • Ground
  • Roast Ground
  • Paste

Hazelnuts (Filberts/Cob Nuts)

The main growing regions for hazelnuts are Turkey and Italy. More than 70 percent of the world crop comes from the Black Sea coastal area of Turkey and agricultural areas outside of Istanbul.

Nuts are harvested in early September. Hazelnuts are used in confectionery to make praline, and also used in combination with chocolate for chocolate truffles and products such as Nutella.

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Hazelnuts whole or in pieces have a range of uses, in desserts and bakery and confectionery products and ice-cream

  • Whole Shelled (with skin)
  • Whole Blanched
  • Whole Roast Blanched
  • Blanched Hazelnut Halves
  • Natural Halves (With Skin)
  • Natural Nibbed (with Skin)
  • Blanched Nibbed
  • Roast Blanched Nibbed
  • Sugar Roast
  • Natural Flaked (With Skin)
  • Flaked Blanched
  • Roast Natural Flaked (With Skin)
Walnut pieces are used in confectionery and bakery products such as brownies and sweet and savoury pies as well as in salads and as a topping

  • Light Amber Pieces
  • Heat Treated Light Amber Pieces
  • Light Pieces)
  • NHeat Treated Light Pieces

Hazelnut paste is used as a filling in confectionery and baked goods

Ground hazelnut is used in breads, pastries, and confectionery, particularly with chocolate and coffee-based items.

  • Ground
  • Roast Ground

Macadamia Nuts

The main growing regions for macadamia nuts are Australia, South Africa and the USA. Macadamia is the only native Australian plant ever developed to a commercial food crop. The nuts fall to the ground between March and September each year and are collected by pin wheel harvesters, at regular intervals.

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Macadamia nuts and nut pieces are used in bakery products such as Banoffee Pie and chocolate chip cookies and in ice-cream

  • Whole
  • Halves
  • Chips
  • Granules

Macadamia nut powder and paste can be used as a base for sauces such as curry sauce and in marinades

  • Powder
  • Paste

Pecans

Pecan nuts are the product of the hickory tree which can live and produce nuts for hundreds of years. The trees are native to Central and Southern North America. The USA produces about eighty percent of the world’s pecans. Pecans are typically harvested mid-October through to November.

The pecan’s distinct sweet and rich flavour and texture is the result of its high levels of monosaturated oil – in fact, it’s the fattiest of all nuts. It goes well with both savoury and sweet dishes, most famously pecan pie.

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Pecan halves and pieces can be used in bakery recipes such as muffins, cookies and pies and in confectionery products or in products such as Granola.

  • Halves
  • Extra Large Pieces
  • Medium Pieces
  • Midget Pieces

Nibbed or caramelised pecans can be used in bakery products such as biscuits and in granolas and muesli

  • Roast Nibbed
  • Caramelised

Pecan paste can be used in patisserie and confectionery as well as bakery products.

Pecan meal can be used to replace glutinous flours in bread and pie crust recipes or as a substitute to breadcrumbs.

Sugar roasted pecans can be used in products such as granola and confectionery products or eaten as a snack.

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are the edible seeds of pines. The main growing regions for pinenuts are California and Iran. They are harvested during August and September. Pine nuts have been eaten in Europe and Asia since ancient times. They are frequently added to meat, fish, salads and vegetable dishes or baked into bread.

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  • Whole
  • Whole Roast

Minced pine nuts are an essential component of Italian pesto sauce

Pine nut paste can be used in bakery and confectionery and to add flavour to savoury dishes

Pistachio

The pistachio, a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originally from Central Asia and the Middle East. Iran, the United States and Turkey are the major producers of pistachios. Harvest time varies around the world.

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Pistachios can be used in ethnic foods and bakery, adding colour and flavour

  • Green Raw
  • Roasted
  • Roast & Salted

One of the most popular uses of pistachios is pistachio ice cream

  • Nibbed

Pistachio paste is used by pastry chefs in to flavour everything from ice creams and custards to pies and macaroons.

Pistachio meal can be used in baking, cooking and as a coating on seafood and meats.

Walnuts

The main growing regions for walnuts are China, India, California and Eastern Europe. Time of harvest varies in different parts of the world, in California it is late spring where as in India and China it is late September.

Walnuts can be used in numerous bakery and confectionery products or in cheese dishes or served as a sprinkle on salads.

Petrow Quality Kernels supplies a wide range of walnut products, including walnuts which have been heat treated to remove any risk of harmful bacteria. All origins have a variety of colour grades ranging from light (the lightest material) to amber (the darkest).

Available in various nibb sizes.

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Walnut halves are widely used as a topping or decoration on cakes or desserts such as carrot cake or in salads such as Waldorf salad.

  • Light Amber Halves
  • Heat Treated Light Amber Halves
  • Light Halves
  • Heat Treated Light Halves

Walnut pieces are used in confectionery and bakery products such as brownies and sweet and savoury pies as well as in salads and as a topping

  • Light Amber Pieces
  • Heat Treated Light Amber Pieces
  • Light Pieces)
  • NHeat Treated Light Pieces

Walnut quarters can be used in salads or in confectionery items or as a topping on bakery products.

  • Quarters
  • Heat Treated Quarters

Nibbed walnuts are widely used in chocolate and confectionery products and bakery products such as biscuits as well as in savoury foods such as fresh salads

  • Nibbed
  • Heat Treated Nibbed

Walnut paste can be used to add flavour and texture to a variety of sweet and savoury dishes.

Walnut meal can be used in bakery and savoury applications; it is popular in gluten-free bakery products.

Sugar Roasted walnuts can be used in products such as Granola and confectionery products or eaten as a snack

  • Sugar Roasted (nibbed)

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