Halved green almond
What Exactly Are Green Almonds And When Are They In Season?
Green almonds, a uniquely flavored delicacy once consumed only in the Middle East and Mediterranean, are gaining global popularity. They are simply unripe, immature almonds.
Harvested about two months earlier than regular almonds, green almonds have fuzzy skin and a gelatinous center. Their flavor is fresher and tarter than the ripe version of the nut.
Typically in season between April and June, timing is critical as green almonds must be harvested after the nut has formed but before the nut and shell harden into regular almonds.
Green almonds can be eaten raw to enjoy their texture and tart flavor. They also pair well with salt and olive oil, and can be used in salads, sautéed, or made into almond milk.