Grown in northern and central Afghanistan, Gurbandi almonds are light in color, medium-soft shelled nuts that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. With a sweet flavor profile and no bitter kernels, these are super popular in south Asia, where they are often consumed raw. Like all of the nuts and dried fruits we carry from our partners at Ziba Foods, these nuts are grown organically and pack an astonishing punch of antioxidants and nutrients, making them a superbly satisfying superfood snack.
Ziba Foods, based in Kabul, continues doing the incredibly rewarding work of introducing these heirloom ingredients to a far wider audience, while simultaneously upholding an impactful operation at the source. In addition to supporting small-scale family farms throughout Afghanistan, Ziba also maintains an 80% women workforce at their headquarters in the capital.