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By the numbers: All about almonds

Despite the California drought, almond sales have increased, and farmers are working to meet the demand. 

Almond sales have grown exponentially because of the nut’s boasted health benefits and diverse culinary uses. Despite a serious drought in California, the world’s top almond-producing state, production has not slowed. Almond farmers were expected to harvest a record quantity this year as water continued to find its way to this lucrative crop. The stakes are high as farmers work to produce enough almonds to fulfill the growing demand. Here’s a look at almonds and all of their

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