Ever since its foundation in 1883, El Almendro has started cultivation of almonds to create unique taste of Turon, The secret of El Almendro is simple — our ingredients and quality. Our products are made by combining the finest Ingredients using original recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation of Master Confectioners.
The origin of Turron is associated by some historians to a popular tale where a 13th century governor of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, ordered a cook to create a special dessert for his favorite mistress. As a result of such inspirational moment he created the Turron, a sweet that blends together ‘The fantastic taste of the Mediterranean Spanish almonds with the delicate and sweet sensation of the honey and the pure touch of sugar’. Since then, El Almendro has been refined to a perfect collection of Almond Turron in which the original recipe is treated with exquisite care.
GMO stands for “genetically modified organism”, which is a new organism, not found in nature, created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants. Health and environmental risks with genetically modified foods have been identified. GMO free products are products which do not include modified organisms.
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. In reference to food, it is the dietary standard, as prescribed in the Koran. By official definition, Halal foods are those that are:
1. Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law.
2. Processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law.
Kosher certification is a process by which a company ensures that their food is kosher, or in other words, fit for consumption by observant Jews. Kosher refers to a religious dietary practice that is rooted in Jewish tradition. Contrary to popular belief, kosher food does not refer to Jewish cuisine. Even Thai food can be kosher if it is prepared in accordance with kosher laws, just as Jewish food can be non-kosher if it is not prepared in accordance with those laws.