Green almonds are distinguishable by their fuzzy, green outer hull. Within the green hull, the flesh offers a soft jelly consistency within a skinless nut. If the Green almond is left on the tree to grow and dry out it will eventually harden, split, and reveal a conventional almond.
Green almonds have a short window of availability during the first few weeks of spring and summer.
Green almonds offer the same nutritional benefits as dry almonds including vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, and L-carnitine. Green almonds also offer protein and fiber and have a low glycemic index.