Almonds become number one ingredient nut

According to the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), almonds became the leading nut introduced in new products worldwide in 2008, with 160 more new product introductions than peanuts and 423 more new products than hazelnuts.

In a global food market that declined 6% in new product introductions overall, new almond introductions held virtually stable from 2007 to 2008, declining by only 1%. Almonds maintained a 29% share of new nut product introductions and continued to be the most diversified nut with high numbers of introductions across all regions and categories. European consumers reported eating almonds (or foods containing almonds) an average of 5.2 times per month versus 4.6 times per month in 2007 (an increase of 13%)
The Almond Board of California (ABC) will be exhibiting at this year’s SnackEx show at stand 633 in Berlin, Germany, 7-9 June.

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