Monday, July 9, 2012

Green almonds (Prunus dulcis)

The young, developing fruit of the almond tree can be eaten whole (green almonds) when they are still green and fleshy on the outside and the inner shell has not yet hardened. The fruit is somewhat sour, but it's a popular snack in the parts of Middle East, eaten dipped in salt to balance the sour taste. Available only from mid April to mid June (northern hemisphere) pickling or brining extends the fruit's shelf life.  

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