Proud Growers of California Almonds Since 1990

About La Mancha Orchards

La Mancha Orchards is a family-owned business located in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. We farm just over 300 acres of almond trees on two ranches, producing close to a million pounds of edible nut meat annually.

California is the only place in the United States where almonds are commercially grown. More than 6,000 growers farm over half a million acres of almond orchards throughout the Central Valley, a region with an ideal growing climate of hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. About 80 percent of the world's almond supply is grown here. We're fortunate to be a small part of this important industry.

We pride ourselves on producing almonds of the highest quality. Our farming methods incorporate the use of predatory birds, animals and insects to control harmful pest populations. Though we are not organic, we harvest a naturally healthy product that has many benefits in a well-rounded diet.

Almonds are Delicious & Nutritious

Almonds are a powerful weapon in your battle for better health. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, almonds are an easy, delicious way to get the nutrients you need every day, and they're naturally cholesterol-free. From heart disease to cancer, almonds are fighting for your good health!

Almonds are the most nutrient dense of all tree nuts, delivering a high average percent Daily Value for a variety of key nutrients.

An ounce of almonds contains as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk, 6 mg more magnesium than 1/2 cup of spinach, and the same amount of fiber as a medium-sized apple.

Almonds are high in nutrients and may also lower people's risk of developing chronic diseases.

Almonds are a good source of protein, essential fatty acids, fiber, and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, zinc, and copper.

Almonds are also among the best whole food sources of vitamin E in the form of D-alpha tocopherol.

What About Fat Content?

Although almonds, like all nuts, have a high fat content, most of it is monounsaturated.

The high levels of monounsaturated fat found in most nuts may be partly responsible for the observed association between frequent nut consumption and reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

Contact & Location Information

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Chuck Dirkse
PO Box 607
Denair, CA 95316

tel: 209.585.8693
fax: 209.634.6415

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