Blue Diamond Growers Wheat & Gluten Free Almond Nut-Thins Nut & Rice Cracker Snacks Smokehouse
Blue Diamond Growers Wheat & Gluten Free Almond Nut-Thins Nut & Rice Cracker Snacks Smokehouse is a nutritious, delicious cracker snack. People just can't get enough of the natural smoke flavor, onions and spices that go into our unique Smokehouse recipe. Made from rice flour and almonds, they're perfect to munch on as a guilt-free snack!
- 130 calories for 16 crackers
- No wheat gluten
- 3 grams of protein
- No cholesterol
- No saturated fat
Nut Thins are a unique, crispy and crunchy cracker loaded with delicious and nutritious almonds. They are the only crackers made with nuts and baked to perfection. Enjoy Nut Thins with your favorite cheeses, dips and pates, or all by themselves as a tasty, good-for-you snack. With 16 crackers per serving you can grab more than a handful!
About Blue Diamond™ Growers
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Blue Diamond™ Growers is the world's largest almond processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the 102 year-old cooperative is owned by half of the state's almond growers who produce over 80 percent of the world almond supply. Blue Diamond™ led the development of California's almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing.
Blue Diamond™, the world's leading almond brand, continues to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for global consumers. In May, 2013, we will double our capacity by opening the first phase of a new plant in Turlock, California, designed to create more value-added global products using state-of-the art technology. Plans also include expanding our research and development capabilities as global demand continues to increase 10 percent annually.
The California almond crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, the sixth largest U.S. food export and the #1 specialty crop in America. The California crop is currently valued at over $6 billion dollars.
From Their Families to Yours
The more than 3,000 growers range from first- to fourth-generation almond-growing families. Their orchards can be found as far north as Red Bluff and all the way down to the base of the Tehachapi Mountains. Some are less than 10 acres, while the largest covers several thousand acres. They are young and old, men and women, and of many nationalities.
As different as they are, they share a dedication to maintaining the highest standards of responsible growing and production. They are careful stewards of the land that supports them; land that many will pass down to children who will carry on the almond growing tradition. And like all family farmers, they work hard every day to deliver their best to your family.
Industry’s Most Advanced Technology & Processing Methods
What began with a small receiving and packaging plant in 1914 is now the largest nut processing plant in the world, covering 33 city blocks on 90 acres. In addition to the Sacramento facility, Blue Diamond™ Growers operate a smaller processing plant in Salida, California and several receiving stations that gather grower’s nuts together for shipping to the Sacramento and Salida processing plants.
While people were growing and hand shelling almonds for hundreds of years before Blue Diamond, little technology existed for commercially processing almonds when the cooperative formed in 1910. The savvy growers understood that their future was tied closely to finding the best, most efficient systems to create the quality, flavor and cleanliness they demanded of products bearing the Blue Diamond Almonds logo. From its earliest days, the cooperative invested in developing the processing equipment it needed and could not find elsewhere. Today millions of pounds pass through the plant each year, going through a series of processes, including several that use equipment invented and patented by the cooperative.
Blue Diamond's Charitable Contribution Program and Good Neighbor Policy reflects their four core values: Partnership, Quality, Innovation and Integrity. It is their policy to build meaningful relationships with neighboring organizations in the communities in which they do business - Sacramento, Salida and Turlock, California. Of primary importance to Blue Diamond is the development and investment in these regions by supporting those community organizations that most benefit the quality of life of youth in each of these communities.
More About Almonds
Blue Diamond Growers is a proud member of the California Almond Board, an industry organization that seeks to promote the best quality product and increase production of almonds, California's largest tree crop. The board’s Web site offers a wealth of information on almonds’ nutritional value and the latest research being conducted on health benefits connected with eating almonds.