Nuts that can be bought with the skin-on, blanched, whole, halved, flaked, chopped or ground. The kernel of the fruit of the almond tree. The flavour of sweet almonds is delicate and slightly sweet.
Use: In sweet or savoury dishes, especially those with an Arabic influence. There are two main types of almond: sweet and bitter. Processed bitter almonds are used to flavour extracts and liqueurs.