Our special process creates two delicious by-products: Virgin Almond Oil and Extra-Fine Protein Powder
Fans of our products know that we’re serious about respecting the almonds. From carefully selecting only the best California almonds to processing everything we do without chemicals or artificial additives, we take a lot of pride in giving you and your family the highest quality products possible.
We think this commitment to quality—and our beloved almonds—is showcased best in how we produce our Virgin Almond Oil and Almond Protein Powder products. The two are actually delicious by-products of one another.
Athletes and families alike love that our all-natural Almond Protein Powder has a smooth, silky texture and pleasantly nutty flavor without any thickeners or preservatives. That extra-fine, easy-to-mix consistency is actually thanks to a mechanical process that starts with our Virgin Almond Oil.
We begin with whole California almonds, which is actually very important. Most other brands use cheaper broken pieces or almond halves, which have already oxidized. Using whole almonds produces the freshest product—and the most flavorful oil.
The whole almonds then defatted by a cold expeller press. This system is very similar to making virgin olive oil, where the pit, or in this case the nut, is pressed without any heat. We collect the pure oil, and that is the same healthy plant-based fat that we love to drizzle over bread and mix into salad dressings.
What’s leftover is a mash that is defatted further, filtered, and then broken into very small particles to create a fine powder. The final product, which is our protein powder, preserves nearly 60% of the almond’s protein content. Because of our unique processes, we’re able to maintain more protein than other brands, which means you need fewer scoops to get your desired amount of protein. Every serving is protein-dense!
And, in addition to being socially responsible with our ingredients—waste not, want not!—the incredible natural flavor and health benefits are protected in our products. All those antioxidants and healthy fats are retained.
Let us know what you think! Try our Virgin California Almond Oil and Unflavored Almond Protein Powder today!