The United States is the top almond producer in the world, with production concentrated in the area of California. It has a high number of varieties, sizes, shapes and qualities. Importaco has been importing almonds for 75 years, providing an optimum level of knowledge regarding security of supply, quality and food safety. Whole shelled American almonds are classified by their variety, their weight or the number of kernels per ounce (1 ounce = 28.35 grams) and by their grade or quality (chipped, broken, other defects, etc.)