ALMONDS BY TRADITION
Aminuè is Paola Dentamaro’s challenge, she is the heir of an historical company in Bari, located in Ceglie del Campo district, that in the last 40 years has been involved in the sale and transformation of Italian and foreign almonds for the confectionery market.
Thanks to Aminuè’s brand, her familiar company, now in its third generation, aims to reach the consumer directly, through a small physical store in Bari in Via Domenico Di Venere 41 and an e-commerce portal. The qualities of Aminuè's 100% natural Apulian almonds and the skilful artisan processes are our way to give value to the Made in Puglia brand all over the world.
OUR ZERO KM SUPPLY CHAIN
"Nothing of the almond is thrown away" is a traditional proverb that approaches the innovative concept of a circular supply chain!
Our almonds are mainly grown in the district of Bari: we believe in the local product and in the commitment of our agricultural communities, which offer us a genuine, tasty and controlled product.
In our company, all the simple mechanical processes of sorting, peeling, cutting and grinding are carried out without the addition of additives or preservatives and all the residues of the almonds that break during processes (called rottame and rottamino in Italian) are always reused.
Our snacks almonds are handcrafted by adding very simple ingredients to the natural product, according to old familiar recipes and the Apulian tradition.
The dark integument (skin) that covers the shelled almonds, removed during the peeling process, is conveyed into special containers for recovery as biomass.
The few residual scraps, unusable for internal processing, but still usable elsewhere, are accumulated and sent to Italian companies for cold pressing and the production of almond oil.
Aminuè, di mandorla in Puglia is a warranty of a zero-kilometre product!
Aminuè almonds belong to the category, commonly known in the industrial world, of SWEET ALMONDS PRIMA/BARI SCELTE. All the most famous cultivars of our land belong to this category: Filippo Cea, otherwise known as Mandorle di Toritto (the most famous), Tuono, Genco, the Falsa Barese, Antonio De Vito, Fra Giulio. All our almonds, even though in different percentages, belong to these cultivars.
A high energy value product
Almond is a seed with a very high energy value, rich in unsaturated fats (50%) and proteins (15% - 18%), vitamins of group B1 and B2, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sulphur, which has it also has a good amount of vitamins A and E. Almonds are a very balanced food with high nutritional values, but even they are highly recommended for diets, consumers should not abuse because of their high calories content.
The high presence of fats, especially in the Apulian product (much fatter than the imported one) allows the extraction of almond oil, used both in the liqueur and cosmetics industries. Nutritionists and dieticians suggest the consumption of shelled almonds, because the peel contains more than 20 of the main antioxidants in nature which prevent the accumulation and oxidation of cholesterol.
Bitter almonds are very famous, but less common: upon request, you can buy them online or physically in our store.
The consumption of bitter almonds is much lower than the sweet one because bitter almonds contain amygdalin, a glucoside which, when broken down, products one of the most poisonous substances in nature, hydrogen cyanide, toxic to humans and animals. However, the use of this seed, preferably bitter, in medicine, cosmetics and perfumery is very widespread.
Our organic almonds
Aminuè Organic almonds, as required by law, are grown using exclusively organic fertilizers, pesticides of natural preparation, herbicides and natural insecticides, never chemical synthesis substances. The organic product is more ethical than the conventional one, because it is produced and processed according to natural methods, that do not harm the soil or man.
In our plants, before each organic product process, our machinery is completely disinfected, to avoid any possible contamination with the conventional product.
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