Almond | Latin Name: Prunus amygdalus Dulcis | Family: Rutaceae | Extraction: Cold Pressing of Kernels | Plant Part: Kernels
A pale yellow carrier oil, slightly viscous and very oily. The unrefined oil has a delicate sweet smell with a hint of marzipan.
A small tree, reaching only 6 to 7 metres with white or pink blossoms in the Spring. The fruits have a light-green skin. Indigenous to the Middle East the Almond tree is now cultivated in Mediterranean countries and California. It is an ancient tree that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Almonds were prized by the Greeks, who introduced them to Southern Europe. The trees were grown in Italy for hundreds of years before they spread to France in the 8th century and then onto Britain some 800 years later.
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