Ever find yourself wishing for an ingredient that could provide unlimited versatility and adapt to any type of cuisine? You’re in luck, California Almonds could be just what you’re looking for.
A 2006 study conducted by Sensory Spectrum, Inc., developed a comprehensive sensory lexicon of the appearance, aroma, flavor, and texture of California Almonds. It evaluated 36 samples of raw almonds representing 20 different almond varieties drawn from sources across California.
The Almond Sensory Lexicon contains a total of 86 attributes and definitions:
- 15 appearance terms
- Nine aroma terms
- 36 flavor aromatics
- Three basic taste and four chemical-feeling factor terms
- 19 textural terms
A groundbreaking California Almond industry research initiative, the lexicon adds an important new benchmark to ingredient knowledge. It’s the first of its kind for the tree nut category and an exemplar of the discipline of sensory evaluation. Download the Almond Sensory Lexicon.