Almonds are still the No. 1 nut in new products worldwide, and also the first choice among consumers as a food ingredient. In fact, according to a Global Perceptions Study conducted by Sterling-Rice Group in 2011, 45% of consumers worldwide report eating almonds several times a month or more, an increase of 36% from 2009 to 2011.
As in the past, Europe introduces more almond products than any other region, accounting for 44% of new products globally, and bakery products are tops (49%) for almond product introductions in Europe.
1. Innova Market Insights, Global New Products Report, 2010.