The almond (Prunus dulcis, syn. Prunus amygdalus Batsch., Amygdalus communis L. Amygdalus dulcis Mill.) is a type of fruit that originates from the Middle East. Today, almonds are grown in the area from the Mediterranean to India and in the United States of America. The almond tree was already grown in the Middle East during the Bronze Age. Some almonds, which have a bitter taste, contain glycosides, from which cyanide can be formed; therefore, they are not too important in food. The Almond seeds are very widely used in the confectionery industry. The global production amounts to two million tonnes; most of it is produced in California. High levels of vitamin E and plant sterols have a positive effect on health.
The results of the nutritional value of the fruit and the antimicrobial activity of the extracts will be available for the duration of the project.