JSS Almonds is a growing, processing, marketing and product development company in Bakersfield, CA. Our facility specializes in shelled and in shell almonds. JSS Almonds serves over 15,000 acres and specializes in natural, whole, and brown skin almond processing.
Our passion for our products is exemplified through teamwork, our culture of integrity, and our commitment to food safety. As JSS Almonds continues to expand and diversify, we will maintain our core values and dedication to excellence.
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U.S. No.1 – Similar varietal characteristics. Free from loose, extraneous and foreign material.
Shells are clean, fairly bright, fairly uniform in color and free from damage caused by discoloration, adhering hulls, broken shells or other means. Kernels are well dried, free from decay, rancidity, damage caused by insects, mold, gum, skin discoloration, shriveling, brown spots or other means.
LOOSE FOREIGN MATERIAL
2%, including 1% passing through a 24/64″ screen (this is also by weight).
10%, including 5% serious damage.
U.S. NO. 1 MIXED
U.S. No. 1 grade, except that two or more varieties are mixed.
U.S. No.2 – Consists of almonds in the shell that meet the requirements of U.S. No. 1 grade, except that an additional tolerance of 20% shall be allowed for almonds with shells damaged by discoloration.
U.S. No.2 Mixed – Consists of almonds in the shell that meet the requirements of U.S. No. 2 grade, except that two or more varieties of almonds are mixed.
Size – Unless otherwise specified, 28/64″ in thickness.
U.S. Fancy – The highest grade—typically appropriate for products where the visual appeal of the almond is critical to the application.
US Extra #1 – Similar to U.S. Fancy—ideal for food applications where the appearance of the almond is very important.
U.S. No.1 – Sometimes referred to as Supreme, and often used for whole almond applications or for further processing like blanching and roasting.
U.S. Select Sheller Run – Mid-quality grade—good choice for applications where the almonds with minimal sorting/processing can be incorporated with other ingredients; for example, inside a confectionery product a higher level of chipped and scratched kernels is accepted. Also appropriate for further processing, such as blanching, grinding, roasting, dicing and slicing.
U.S. Standard Sheller Run – Good grade for further processing, such as blanching, dicing, grinding or paste, particularly where a higher level of split and broken kernels is not a concern.
JSS Almonds serves over 15,000 acres and specializes in natural, whole, and brown skin almond processing. Our passion for our products is exemplified through teamwork, our culture of integrity, and our commitment to food safety.