Almonds are one of the Algarve´s trademark products. Almonds grow literally everywhere! Their agricultural production was introduced by Arabian tribesmen, and has been documented since the 12th century. Almonds are a big part of the Algarve´s economy and they can be used for a range of different purposes, and there are many beneficial side-effects associated with this nut. Not only the food industry, but also the cosmetic and pharmaceutical markets discovered their natural value and versatility long ago.
The almond pastries are definitely our favorites, but throughout the world, doctors and health practitioners recommend the consumption of raw almonds. They even play a role in some cancer prevention therapies.
Eat your almonds!