Specifications

ALMOND BRAN SPECIFICATION
Almond Bran is 100% Dried Almond Skin Powder

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Pasteurized Almond skin (pellicle or seed coat) is the brown coating of the almond.  It serves as a protective coating for the kernel.  The skin contains powerful antioxidants that are both bioactive and bioavailable.

APPLICATION:
After being carefully removed from the almond kernel, the skin can be consumed as an almond ingredient.  Almond Bran is rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber.  It is ideal for both functional foods and nutritional supplements.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Flavor: Typical pleasant almond flavor.  Mildly astringent.
Color: Medium tan/brown.

Standard Particle Size – 8 Mesh (Other sizes available on request)
Typical Analysis
Mesh      inches      mm         Microns
No. 8      .0964        2.449      2449

MICROBIAL SPECIFICATIONS:
E. coli < 3/g
Salmonella Negative/375g
Aflatoxin     <20 ppb

INGREDIENT STATEMENT
Ingredients: Almonds
Allergy Information:  Contains Almonds

PROCESSING:   This product is derived from pasteurized almonds.  The almonds are processed and packaged in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) under sanitary conditions and are labeled in compliance with all applicable State and Federal Food Laws.

CERTIFICATE of Analysis available on request.

PACKAGING:  25lbs. plastic-lined cardboard cartons.

LABELING: Each carton is marked with the following: product type, manufacturer, date of manufacture, lot number, net weight, kosher symbol, and the ingredient statement. At the buyer’s request, customer specific markings are available.

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION:    (Slight variation among different almond varieties.)

STORAGE CONDITIONS: Optimum storage conditions are between 38 to 45°F with a relative humidity of 70% or less.  Store in cool, dry, odor free area way from direct sunlight.

SHELF LIFE:  12 Months

KOSHER: The Kashruth Division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregation of America certifies this product as OU Kosher.

ALLERGY INFORMATION:  Almond skin is almonds, a known allergen.  Labeling as an allergen is required.