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Almonds Voted Top Nut in State

Confirming what growers and handlers already knew, California Almonds were shown the love by consumers in an online contest in which they chose almonds to be the official state nut. Acting Governor Gavin Newsom made it official in a proclamation he read during a KGO radio broadcast on April 10, while Governor Jerry Brown was on a trade mission to China.

Other foods named in the proclamation are artichokes as the state vegetable, avocados as the state fruit and rice as the state grain.

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