Blue Diamond® Growers
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Blue Diamond® Growers is the world’s largest almond processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the cooperative is owned by half of the state’s almond growers who produce over 80 percent of the world almond supply. Blue Diamond® led the development of California’s almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing.
Blue Diamond®, the world’s leading almond brand, continues to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for global consumers. In 2013, we doubled our capacity by opening the first phase of a new plant in Turlock, California, designed to create more value-added global products using state-of-the art technology. We have also expanded our research and development capabilities with our Almond innovation Center, a one-of-a-kind facility dedicated to new almond products.
The California almond crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California’s largest food export, the sixth largest U.S. food export and the #1 specialty crop in America.
Blue Diamond Growers is a proud member of the California Almond Board, an industry organization that seeks to promote the best quality product and increase production of almonds, California’s largest tree crop. The board’s Web site offers a wealth of information on almonds’ nutritional value and the latest research being conducted on health benefits connected with eating almonds.
For more information, please visit our Historical Reference of Almonds article and www.AlmondsAreIn.com.