Azienda Agricola Giusto is located in Mirabella Imbaccari (Catania), in an area where almond trees are an integral part of an ancient cultural tradition. It is a young company, both because it was established only a few years ago, and because it is run by young people who are ready to take risks.
The idea came to the two Giusto sisters, Lorena and Enrica, a management engineer and an agronomist, who decided to combine their professions by creating a company that unites them.
The innovation introduced by the company is to invest in the almond grove using a super intensive system, which covers an area of 3 and a half hectares, for a total of 6000 trees
To establish its production plant, the company chose the native Tuono variety: a sweet and flavoursome almond, large (4.5 g) and pointed, with a semi-hard shell.
The discovery of the health benefits of regular almond consumption has led to an increase in demand. Almonds are healthy and nutritious: in particular, they contain vitamin E, vitamin A, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6), as well as beta carotene and lutein. The main mineral salt is magnesium, which is followed by calcium, iron and gradually potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus and manganese.
Almonds can be used in a number of different ways, from eating them raw, as an energy snack, or chopped and added to muesli for breakfast. Toasted almonds are commonly used in desserts, nougats or as an addition to certain types of dishes. Skinned almonds (or peeled almonds) are excellent for the preparation of some recipes including almond milk, and can even be used as a beauty elixir.