Nunes Farms Almonds

{MAY, 2015}

Where did all the water go?

We are in the middle of a historic drought in California, meaning the topic of water is a hot one.  There have been many reports floating around media channels regarding almonds and water usage that are quite simply, untrue. 

{Here are some actual facts}

[Almonds DO NOT use 10% of California's total water supply]

-Though almonds occupy 12% of California’s irrigated farmland, they use only 8% of the state’s agricultural water, less than their proportionate share

-The water used to grow almond trees produces two crops. Almond by-products don’t go to waste. The hulls, the fuzzy green outer covering, feed dairy cows, reducing the amount of water needed to grow other feed crops. And shells are used as livestock bedding and alternative energy.

-The water used to grow almonds is in line with the per-acre needs of many other California crops; fruits and nuts provide 44 percent of the revenue while using only 34 percent of water.


{“Water-hungry” is really the wrong way to think about food. Instead we should look at the value of the food produced}

-Raw almonds deliver fantastic nutritional value per serving.  You’d be hard-pressed to find a delicious, locally grown healthy snack that will keep you fuller for longer with a water footprint less than that of an almond.

{Look at the economic value almonds provide to California}

-The almond industry supports the economic well-being of California by generating more than 100,000 jobs and more than $21 billion gross revenue across all industries in California, adding about $11 billion dollars to size of the state’s total economy.

Farmers are essentially converting water into a healthy food which can be consumed in a variety of ways to make money and jobs for the people who live here.
Isn’t that the kind of food we should be producing in an economically devastating drought?

"enjoy the taste of eating right"
[with nunes farms' delicious almonds]

Nunes Farms Ranch trees during harvest season


Treat Yourself

Delight in the difference of Nunes Farms’ homegrown nuts and handmade confections. With your first taste, you will experience the quality and freshness that we pride ourselves on here at the ranch. Then, sit back and take your time to savor the variety of flavors that we’ve created just for you. Naturally good for you and delicious too, our almonds might just be the perfect food!

We're farmers. We're family.

Taste the Harvest!

Healthy Eating Tip

Remember to keep Nunes Farms freshly roasted almonds on hand for a quick-and-easy snack during your busy day!  The calcium and protein-rich treat will satisfy your hunger and keep you fuller, longer.


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Did You Know?
When compared with other tree nuts, almonds have the highest concentration of protein, calcium and fiber. Read full story.
Almonds shown to lower the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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