Almonds have been the top nut in global new product development since 2006. Here’s a sneak peek into how almond hulls may become the new trending upcycled food.
Currently, almond hulls are used as dairy feed. Being zero waste on a farm means using every part of the almond tree. There’s a lot of fantastic pioneering including making hulls into upcycled food for consumers!
Your first thought wouldn’t be to eat the fuzzy almond hull. You wouldn’t eat the almond hull directly like an almond: You’d instead be ingesting it through a more refined, powdered form that can be used as an ingredient.
Here are some innovative ways almond hulls could be used in consumer products: — Performance Nutrition Bars — Tea Beverage — High-Fiber Bread — Coffee Replacement — Beer
These innovations help reduce waste. As upcycled food gains popularity and consumers seek convenient ways to eat more fiber, almond hulls have the potential to help manufacturers generate more value and contribute to a circular economy.
The more we make people aware of almond hulls’ potential, the sooner they’ll hit store shelves. It could happen quickly if someone steps up and says “hey, I see a business opportunity here to take those hulls from the almond growers and do something useful with them.”