A Brief History
The story of Almonds is “once-upon-a-time” kind. It dates back to 1400 BC, where The Bible’s Book of Numbers mentioned Aaron’s rod that bore and blossomed Almonds. Later in 100 AD, in ancient Rome, Almonds were considered a fertility charm, and the newlyweds were showered with them.
During 600–900 AD, Almond trees were harvested in locations such as Spain, Morocco, Greece and Israel, making the explorers travel along the Silk Road to China. It was during 1700s AD, that the Almond Tree was brought from Spain to California by Franciscan Padres, but the region’s moist and cool weather pushed the successful planting ahead by a century.
The family of dry fruits is incomplete without Almonds. As more and more people are shifting to healthier options, they are integrating the consumption of dry fruits into their daily life. And when it comes to dry fruits, Almonds cross everyone’s mind at first.
Almonds in India are cracked, sorted, and graded at a very small scale level by numerous people, which makes the process inconsistent, and also completely human-based. Whereas we at Farmley automate the cracking, sorting, and grading process to maintain the purity, hygiene, and quality of the nuts by keeping them from inconsistency.
But our journey hasn’t been as easy as it sounds, for we have plenty of perceptions to banish and as many new things to establish. Over the years, the suppliers of Almonds have established perceptions in consumers’ minds based on what has been convenient for them to offer. Among all the misconceptions thus created, one was- the Almonds that come with white spots are not of good quality, whereas the truth is that the ones without the white spots are the ones that have been coated and hence undergo a treatment to look appealing.
We at Farnley have been on the go, trying to dissipate the conception, for we don’t coat our nuts with Almond dust and provide our consumers with organically obtained products.
People around the country judge the dry fruits based on how appealing they look, for they lack the knowledge on grading and hence end up making wrong purchase decisions. This is yet another hurdle that we are on our way to smoothen out by educating our consumers.
Over the years, Farmley has made sure that its Almonds reach from the farms to your palms, in an as organic and pure format as possible. We bring to you Almonds that are high in oil content, are supreme in grades.