Almond – with Shell: Iranian almonds are oval and flattened in shape and a little over an 2.5 CM long. They are rough, light brown, and have scattered small holes on the shell. A distinct spine separates the two halves of the almond shell.
Almond – without Shell: The meat of the almond is darker brown in color than the shell. The inside flesh is white. Vertical ridges run along both sides of the nut.