Its varieties are classified as either sweet or bitter. Sweet varieties are edible and used in some Chinese stir fried dishes, though not very common. The bitter variety contains traces of toxic acid when raw and cannot be sold in the United States unless processed. Store them unopened in a cool, dry place. Raw unshelled almonds have a shelf life of six to 12 months, and shelled nuts will keep for three months. Once opened, put them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator or freezer. Recipe : Almond Chicken and Duck with Almonds
Almonds A type of nut sweet and bitter, available blanched, whole, halved, flaked, chopped or ground, used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
Seed of the Almond tree. It's special taste can be found in orgeade and liqueurs like the italian Amaretto.
A kind of nut. Very tasty. Can break weak teeth.
Nuts that can be bought as skin-on, blanched, whole, halved, flaked, chopped or ground. Used in sweet or savoury dishes, especially those with an Arabic influence. There are two main types of almonds — sweet and bitter. The flavour of sweet almonds is delicate and slightly sweet. They're readily available and, unless otherwise indicated, are the variety used in recipes. Bitter almonds are more strongly flavoured and contain traces of lethal prussic acid when raw. Processed bitter almonds are used to flavor extracts and liqueurs.
Edible nuts with yellowish-brown shells.
To dream of eating fresh almonds with gusto and enjoyment foretells the coming of financial gain but if the almonds tend to be a little bitter then your gain will be accompanied by a short time of sorrow. To see a healthy almond tree foretells much happiness and wedded bliss while a blighted tree means just the opposite.
If you see almonds in your dream you'll have a temporary sorrow. If you ate and enjoyed them, you'll be lucky, but if they tasted bitter, you should delay any contemplated changes for as long as possible.