The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) maintains strict standards and grades for California Almonds in order to ensure that the products for consumers reach or exceed a certain level of quality. The following details cover everything from defects to discoloration so you can always be assured that your almond purchase will not only meet the USDA's standards, bust also your own.
Effective March 24, 1997. For information only. For a complete copy of the grades, contact the Almond Board of California.