All About Nut Paste

Your definitive guide on nut-based pastes from American Almond
Do you want to learn more about nut pastes? American Almond has created a definitive guide that describes the different nut-based pastes (almond paste, kernel paste, and macaroon paste) and also walks you through ideal applications, recipes, and consumer products for each type of nut paste.

A Look Inside: All About Nut Paste

  • How are nut-based pastes made?
  • How do the tastes and prices of nut pastes differ?
  • What types of recipes, baked good and confections can use nut pastes?
  • Which segments can nut pastes be used in?
  • How should I store nut pastes?

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Discover Nut Paste Products

  • Almond Paste - Six 7# cans

    ALMOND PASTE is characterized as having a sweet and balanced almond flavor. American Almond brand Almond Paste is prepared from select grades of almonds grown in California. After blanching, the almonds are ground and then cooked with pure granulated cane sugar to a smooth paste.

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  • Kernel Paste - 45# pail
    KERNEL PASTE is made from apricot kernels. Inside the pit of an apricot is a “kernel” that has a distinctive almond-like flavor. Benzaldehyde is the naturally-occurring flavor component that we all identify as “almond,” and apricot kernels contain a lot of it. The apricot pits are shelled to yield their kernels. American Almond blanches the kernels to remove their skins, grind them and then cook them with pure cane sugar to complete the process. The finished product has a slightly stronger bitter almond flavor.
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  • Macaroon Paste - 45# pail
    MACAROON PASTE is simply a blend of almonds and apricot kernels prepared in precisely the same way as the other pastes. The flavor profile is between the two; a somewhat smooth almond flavor with just a hint of the bitter almond notes. It is widely used in many innovative and traditional bakery products. Our No-Sugar-Added Macaroon Paste retains all the flavor of the original but is formulated especially for use in sugar-free recipes.
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