20 May 2011

Fresh green almonds لوز lawz

Fresh green almonds are in season now, they are called lawz in Arabic لوز .  "The young, developing fruit of the almond tree can be eaten whole (green almonds) when they are still green and fleshy on the outside and the inner shell has not yet hardened. The fruit is somewhat sour, but is a popular snack in parts of the Middle East, eaten dipped in salt to balance the sour taste. Available only from mid April to mid June (northern hemisphere), pickling or brining extends the fruit's shelf life."

Figure 1:  Fresh green almonds on sale at the local greengrocer's. 
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