Nuts are a huge and exciting world, therefore, from FLR (Finca La Rosala) we want to help you to select the nuts that you like the most among all those that we offer, anticipating your doubts and offering you extremely valuable information here:
Our roasting point is very special and delicate, since we roast the nuts in horizontal trays with a single layer of nuts grains, without letting them overlap each other, and turning them by hand every 8 minutes to get a perfect roast, at the limit of the maximum crunchiness that can be achieved, that is why our nuts have that special “crunch”.
This special roast, in addition to checking it by biting, can be "seen" by biting a nut in half and looking inside, you will see that it is completely golden.
At FLR we believe that food producers and processors have to ensure the highest quality in our food, without artificial ingredients and trying to reduce all possible allergens from each of them. Better foods can be made without these ingredients, so we only use natural ingredients and all our nuts are gluten-free, lactose-free and suitable for vegans (except for our Pecan Honey and Almond Gold, which contain rosemary honey).
Our goal is to have the best nuts on the market, that is why at FLR we do not stop looking for the best qualities and largest sizes of each kind of nuts.
On the other hand, at FLR we support everything local and national, as far as possible, obviously cashews are not grown in Spain, so we have to buy them from another source. Neither our peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans, although there is production in Spain (very small of peanuts and pecans and consolidated of walnuts and hazelnuts) we cannot buy them due to the little stability when you are going to buy them during the 365 days of the year, they have a lot of inestability in the prices and stocks, But all our varieties of pistachios (organic pistachio from our Finca La Rosala and the conventional one from friendly plantations in Castilla La Mancha) and almonds are national, of the highest quality and caliber.
Inform you that both the origin and the size are indicated on the page of each product.
Raw nuts, when they are fresh and have just been harvested a few months ago, or they have been stored in a cold room between 4-6ºC and no more than 1 year has passed (next harvest), they are soft, moist, because they still contain a higher percentage of water, plus they have a more powerful flavor. If you consume “raw” nuts and they are “crunchy”, they are raw nuts that have not been stored properly or from a previous harvest to the last (in some cases both options), which have dried over time.
Well preserved raw nuts and last harvest: Moist + Powerful flavor
Poorly preserved and / or old raw nuts: Dried + Mild flavor
Our Jumbo Peanut is one of the crunchiest peanuts (be careful that some palates may find it “hard”) on the market, since it is roasted for that purpose, it is its main characteristic, totally different from the rest of our peanut references, in which we use the most common / known peanut (runner), which is creamier. For this specific reason, we only sell the Jumbo Peanut individually, since it is a very specific product that has a more particular audience.
This Jumbo Peanut was the mythical "Panchito" that Angelito roasted in an exceptional way and with which we learned to roast our nuts.
At FLR we have 3 varieties of almonds, each with unique and different properties:
. Largueta Almond: More fibrous almond, the best for roasting, once roasted, with a simple snap of the fingers the skin is removed. It is offered roasted with skin with or without salt.
. Valencia Almond: Sweet, Rich almond, ideal for almost any use, it is the most used (without skin) in cooking and pastry preparations, as well as a snack. It is offered raw with or without skin and roasted with or without skin with or without salt (roasted only without skin since once it is roasted, the skin is very difficult to remove).
. Marcona Almond: The queen of almonds, considered the best almond in the world and, therefore, the most valuable. Unbeatable flavor, the sweetest almond and a more “clayey” texture than the Largueta Almond (for this reason it is used in high-end confectionery). It is only offered without skin, but raw, roasted without / with salt and roasted with flavors (Rosemary, Gold and Truffle).
*Regarding nutritional properties, the differences between each variety of almonds are minimal.
The difference between organic and conventional nuts is that the former have only been treated in their cultivation with fertilizers and natural fertilizers, without any type of chemical ingredient, while the latter, within the EU food quality framework, may contain low percentages of chemical ingredients.
In relation to the nutritional contribution as such, there are no great differences, but if you want to have a healthier and more ethical diet with the environment, without any doubt it is much more advisable to consume organic nuts, since the difference in terms of health does not It is fully reflected in the ingredients or nutritional values.
On the other hand, in terms of flavor, the differences are very subjective, in a blind tasting it would be difficult to say which is which, since the flavor can be more natural in the organic one, but more natural sometimes means less flavor power, so it could confuse the consumer as to which is better or which is the organic dried fruit.
Finally, FLR has its organic food certificate granted by an external audit agency authorized by the EU (they audit us every 2-3 months) to control that all raw materials, processes and transformations are made in accordance with the food law ecological existing today. Here we attach the updated certificate to date:
CERTIFICATE ORGANIC NUTS FLR
Differences and explanations among our ranges: Gourmet, ChocoNuts, Chef and Origin.
At FLR we classify our nuts in different ranges to highlight them and have them better organized, here is the summary of each of them:
Gourmet Range: Pure innovation. Unique nuts around the world. Handmade roasted nuts with natural ingredients and astonishing flavours, extracted from nature. *Currently this range is only offered in conventional.
ChocoNuts Range: Roasted nuts with whole cane sugar and with a subsequent bath of dark chocolate with a minimum of 60% cocoa. Simply delicious. *Currently this range is only offered in conventional.
Chef Range: Traditional nuts, handmade roasted, with a point of salt and a touch of La Vera paprika. Also available roasted without salt. *These can be conventional or organic.
Origin Range: Raw nuts from the best plantations. Ideal to eat them in a natural way. *These can be conventional or organic.
Finca La Rosala is the name of our farm, which is located 8 km from Calzada de Calatrava heading South. The name Rosala has its origin in the nineteenth century, when it was called Rosada, since the land is reddish pink, which, with the passage of time, led to Rosala.
There, in La Rosala, we have an organic pistachio plantation of about 22 hectares since 2009, so you can enjoy our organic pistachios purchased directly from us.
Very few people know that nuts must be kept in the refrigerator, yes, hermetically closed (zipper bags or glass jars), since if they are not hermetically closed they get wet. The reason for keeping them cold (4-6ºC) is because in this way they retain all their organoleptic properties for much longer, since once opened, hermetically closed and in the refrigerator, they last up to a year as if they were from the first day. Preserving all its properties and, if rtoasted, its perfect texture.
Check it out for yourself at home, you will be surprised!
PS: It is recommended to take 10 minutes before consuming, so that it is tempered, since the cold reduces the flavor slightly, like most foods stored in the refrigerator.
Nuts contain a high content of calories and vegetable fats, which are good for our body and it burns them quickly, but if we fry them, we are adding more fats to them and that is not so good.
In addition, this makes them heavier and it costs the body more to digest them, causing stomach pain in people who have a delicate stomach.