Product Made in Sacramento

Blue Diamond Almonds
1802 C St., Sacramento; (916) 442-0771;

Health nuts, pay attention: Almonds are good for you. Loaded with calcium, iron and something called phytochemicals, which studies show can help combat heart disease and cancer, these tasty little buggers come in all shapes and sizes. Blue Diamond Growers, located in midtown, is the world’s largest tree nut processor and marketer, imploring us to buy many and buy often. Pop into the gift shop at the plant on C Street (which regularly fills its neighbors’ noses with the deliciously earthy scent of almonds toasting) and check out the huge selection of almond products: roasted, salted, spiced; made into candy and milk; and celebrated on T-shirts, coffee mugs and aprons.