Grown in northern and central Afghanistan, almonds in the Gurbandi family feature sweet flavor profiles with no bitter kernels, medium-soft shells, light color and a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Like all Afghan almonds Gurbandi varieties are grown naturally with no hybridization or manipulation to achieve uniformity (often at the expense of flavor); all products are sorted and graded by hand at the Ziba factory in Kabul. Gurbandi almonds contain high levels of Omega-3 and antioxidants. They are particularly popular in South Asia where they are typically sold as kernels and consumed raw.
Source Northern and central Afghanistan
Medium soft shell
Lower moisture, higher protein and fat content vs. California varieties