Nut update – almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts Almond update

30. March 2017

Almond update

Several almond growing regions have established themselves as major players on a global scale. OPW Ingredients focuses on the main European regions of Spain and Italy.  Once harvested, the almonds are processed directly in Europe into high-quality almond oil and the increasingly significant almond protein, which is used in many bread mixtures and vegan and vegetarian products as a protein source.  

Walnut update 

Walnuts come from all over the world, but no other place produces quite as many as California. We must not neglect the smaller growing regions, however: the annual almond harvest in Chile is just beginning, and we are anticipating an approximate volume of 90,000 mt of walnuts. We are excited to find out about the quality of these nuts. After all, the speciality oils and flours produced by OPW Ingredients require excellent nuts.  

Hazelnut update 

The temperature and climate conditions in the Turkish growing regions have been very favourable. The sun is shining and the weather is a far cry from the feared sub-zero temperatures, which would have threatened the blossoms and, as such, the foundation for the new crop. Market prices for hazelnuts remain stable, albeit rather high. Supplies are not unlimited, but the OPW Ingredients team has made use of its great supply chain for raw materials in order to secure the grades you know and request.  We will be happy to send you an updated quote. Our oil specialists are here to answer your questions at any time.  Our product focus besides the whey and proteins is geared towards our vegetable oils; Almond oil, Walnut oil, Apricot kernel oil, Castor oil, Castor oil derivatives, Sesame oil, MCT oil, oils for personal care, Sebacic acid and the world of organic and gourmet oils.

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