Freeze-drying is a dehydration process but carried out in a vacuum .

The product is first frozen and then vacuumed to remove water or any other solvent it may have.

This causes a solid (the frozen water included in food) to go directly to vapor, without going through a liquid phase, which makes it a perfect dehydration.

For example, our fruit toppings are made like this: the orange used in our pistachio or the lime and lemon used in our cashews .

The "fleur de sel" is widely used for plating, as a decoration and to create textures.

It is usually poured over meats, fish, salads or other preparations as a final touch to enhance their flavor and create texture.

This salt is obtained by evaporation of seawater (normally in salt flats) and is only " Virgin Sea Salt ", that which is obtained from the surface layer of seawater when it evaporates with the sun and the wind.

That thin layer that remains when the water evaporates is salt, it normally comes in flakes and is the so-called "Flower of Salt".


According to Royal Decree 1634/2011 , which modifies Royal Decree 1424/1983, which approved the Technical-Sanitary Regulations for the obtaining, circulation and sale of edible salt and brines, sea salt is the salt from evaporation of sea water.

"Virgin sea salt" , stipulated in the Royal Decree, can be called "flower of salt" when the floating layer of crystallized salt on the surface of the water of the crystallizers, formed exclusively by the action of the wind and the sun, is It is collected manually and without washing or adding any ingredients, it is collected for consumption.

Our roasting point is very special and delicate, since we roast the nuts in horizontal trays with a single layer of nut grains, without letting them overlap each other, and turning it by hand every 8 minutes to get a toast perfect, at the limit of the maximum crunchy point that can be achieved, which is why our nuts have that special "crunch". This very special roast, in addition to checking it when biting, can be "seen" by biting a dried fruit in half and looking inside, you will see that it is completely golden.

At Finca La Rosala 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 in each of them. Better foods can be made without these ingredients, which is why we only use natural ingredients and all our nuts are gluten-free, lactose-free and suitable for vegans (with the exception of our Honey Pecan and Gold Almond, which contain rosemary honey) .

Our goal is to have the best nuts on the market, which is why at Finca La Rosala we do not stop looking for the best quality and largest calibers of each nut. On the other hand, at Finca La Rosala 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. Nor are our peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans, although there is production in Spain (of very small peanuts and pecans and consolidated walnuts and hazelnuts) we cannot buy them due to the little stability when buying that they have during the 365 days of the year, 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 of the highest caliber. Inform you that both the origin and the caliber are indicated on the page of each product.

Raw nuts, when they are fresh and have only been harvested for a few months, or have been stored in a cold room between 4-6ºC and no more than 1 year has passed (next harvest) , are soft, moist, because they still contain a higher percentage of water, plus they have a more powerful flavor. If you eat “raw” nuts and they are “crunchy”, they are raw nuts that have not been stored properly or from a previous harvest (in some cases both options) , which have dried out over time. Well-preserved raw nuts and last harvest : Moist + Powerful flavor. Poorly preserved and/or old raw nuts : Dry + Mild flavor.

Our Jumbo Peanut is one of the crunchiest peanuts (beware that it may seem "hard" to some palates) 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 Jumbo Peanuts 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 Finca La Rosala we have 3 varieties of almonds, each one with unique and different properties: Largueta Almond: The most fibrous almond, the best for toasting. Once toasted, the skin is removed with a simple snap of the fingers. It is offered with toasted 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 as a snack. It is offered with or without raw skin and with or without roasted skin with or without salt (roasted only without skin since once 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 “clay” texture than the Largueta Almond (for this reason it is used in haute confectionery ). It is only offered without skin, but raw, toasted without / with salt and toasted with flavors (Rosemary, Gold and Truffle) . *In terms of 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 during their cultivation with natural fertilizers and 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 a doubt it is much more advisable to consume organic nuts, since the difference in terms of health is not is fully reflected in the ingredients or nutritional values. On the other hand, in terms of taste, the differences are very subjective, in a blind tasting it would be difficult to say which is which, since the flavor may 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 nut. Finally, Finca La Rosala has its organic food certificate granted by an external audit agency authorized by the EU (we are audited every 2-3 months) to control that all raw materials, processes and transformations are done in accordance with the law. organic food existing today. Here we attach said certificate updated to this day: BIO NUTS FINCA LA ROSALA CERTIFICATE Differences and explanations between our Ranges: Gourmet, ChocoNuts, Chef and Origin. At Finca La Rosala we classify our nuts into different ranges to highlight them and keep them better organized. Here is a summary of each one: Gourmet Range: Pure innovation. Unique dried fruits in the world. Artisanal roasted with natural ingredients and surprising flavors, extracted from nature itself. *Currently this range is only offered in conventional . ChocoNuts range: Nuts toasted with whole cane sugar with a subsequent coating of dark chocolate with a minimum of 60% cocoa. Simply delicious. *Currently this range is only offered in conventional. Chef Range: Classic-style nuts, roasted by hand, to the point of salt and with a touch of paprika from La Vera. Also available hand roasted without salt. *These can be conventional or organic. Origin Range: Raw nuts from the best plantations. Ideal to consume 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 in a southerly direction. The name of Rosala has its origin in the 19th century, when it was called Rosada, since the earth is reddish pink, which, over time, became Rosala. There, in La Rosala, we have an organic pistachio plantation of about 22 hectares since 2009, so you can enjoy our organic pistachios bought directly from us.

Very few people know that nuts must be kept in the refrigerator, yes, hermetically closed (zippered bags or glass jars) , because if they are not hermetically closed they get wet. The reason for keeping them cold (4-6ºC) is because in this way they preserve 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 toasted, its perfect texture. Check it out for yourself at home, you will be surprised! PS: It is recommended to take it out 10 minutes before consuming, so that it warms up, since the cold reduces the flavor slightly, like most foods stored in the refrigerator.

The fruits 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 even more fats to them and not so good. In addition, this makes them heavier and costs the body even more to digest them, causing stomach pain in people who have a delicate stomach. At Finca La Rosala we strongly recommend, like any nutritionist, that nuts be eaten raw or toasted (roasted without salt or anything else are the healthiest of these) , just as we make them.

The issue of bitter almonds is almost inevitable. At Finca La Rosala we are constantly warning suppliers to control the issue, who recommend that we buy high calibers in which it is difficult to find bitter almonds, but even so, some always sneak in. This problem has always existed in Spain and no matter how much they want to control it, there is always some farmer who does not check his harvest and will have a tree that has bitter almonds and spoils the entire batch.

The main cause of bitter almonds is due to the presence of a specific gene that produces amygdalin, a toxic compound that creates a bitter taste in almonds. This gene can be transmitted hereditarily in certain varieties of almond trees and is spread through sexual reproduction of the plants.

To eradicate this problem, various strategies are being implemented. In Spain, genetic research and analysis is carried out to identify and eliminate trees that carry this gene. In addition, the use of sweet almond varieties that are resistant to bitterness is promoted. Awareness campaigns are also carried out so that farmers take preventive measures and avoid the spread of bitter almonds.

These efforts are essential to ensure the quality and safety of almonds in the market. You can read a recent extensive study on the topic here .

At Finca La Rosala we take any quality complaint about our products very seriously, with achieving excellence being our daily mission.

If you detect the presence of bitter almonds, please proceed to send us to or to our WhatsApp Business +34 651 80 88 19 the following information:

  • Order number
  • Product code or reference
  • Photo of the back of the bag where you will see the lot number

We will transfer the query to our Quality Control department and we will provide a solution by managing the return or replacement of the product, in addition to directly reporting the case to our supplier for the purchase of almonds, which we do not produce on our Farm.

For global knowledge, when any food is heated, it loses its organoleptic properties (organoleptic properties are all those descriptions of the physical characteristics that matter has in general, as they can be perceived by the senses, such as its flavor, texture , smell, color, sound) depending on the temperature, the higher the temperature the more properties it loses. That is why cooking at low temperatures (below 70 degrees) is very fashionable. This means that we are trying to preserve the maximum properties of that food, doing it over low heat, as our mothers, grandmothers and cooking experts did. And thus take advantage of all its flavor, aroma, texture, etc.

When we roast nuts, we have to do it at a minimum medium temperature to be able to preserve, not all the properties but quite a few, this is between 130 and 150 degrees. Since if we do it at a low temperature, the nuts are pale, whitish and with a not very attractive view and if we did it at a high temperature between 170 and 220 degrees, as everyone generally does, they would come out darker and less tasty. , since they would lose almost all their properties.

It must be taken into account that when you cook at a low temperature, it takes a long time for a food to cook, if you cook it at a high temperature, the cooking time is very short, since if we do not burn the food.

That is why Finca La Rosala chose the middle ground, where time and temperature are combined to achieve a perfect roast, trying to maintain the maximum organoleptic properties. Depending on the nut being roasted, it is given less or more temperature and more or less time.

We ensure that the nut is toasted on the inside, not burnt, and on the outside it has a yellow/orange color that identifies the ideal toasting of the nut.

All the almonds are soaked in boiling water for a minute or less, then they are allowed to cool and then the skin is easily removed with a normal peeler. You can also remove the skin with your fingers.

With this process, the anti-nutrients are removed, because these go into the skin, not into the almond grain itself.

1) Check if the merchandise has been hit or crushed that would lead to breakage of its contents or damage to the products.

2) All our packages (whether boxes / packages / pallets) are sealed with a Finca La Rosala security tape, please check that this is the seal that "closes" the packages.

3) Also check if the packages declared are the ones you have received and none are missing.

4) Once the merchandise is received, check inside the packages if the references and units described in our document are correct.

If you have any problem with any of these 4 points described, please follow the following instructions:

1) If it is one of the first 3, make a written mention on the carrier's delivery note of the point in question.

2) If there is breakage or the packages do not have our Finca La Rosala seal, we ask that you place all the damaged merchandise together and take 1 single photo where all the merchandise can be clearly seen.

3) If when opening the packages any reference/unit is missing or they are not correct, take 1 photo showing the references/units received.

4) Within the first 24 hours of receiving the merchandise , send us the photo with the corresponding incident to the email

Please keep in mind that Finca La Rosala will only be responsible for incidents reported in a timely manner as described in this section, since we have insurance for this, but if the instructions are not followed, we will not be able to compensate and/or or pay said incident.

Consult our Quality and Incidents Policy here .

Nuts with organic certification are not, in general, characterized by having a greater flavor than conventional ones, but quite the opposite, since they are grown naturally.


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