SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Diamond Growers was presented with the Innovation Award at this year's International Dried Fruit and Nut Council Congress, which recognizes new ideas and innovative approaches within the industry. The company received the award for its product, Sriracha almonds, released June 2015. Blue Diamond was one of the first major food brands to introduce a Sriracha flavored almond to the market. The Sriracha flavor is the latest addition to Blue Diamond's BOLD line, including Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Habanero BBQ and Salt & Vinegar.
"This award and Blue Diamond's Sriracha almonds are a testament to the innovative spirit of our Research and Development, Marketing and Commercialization teams," said Mark Jansen, CEO and President of Blue Diamond Growers. "It is on their behalf I am proud to accept this award."
The INC Congress was held in June in San Diego, California, attracting thousands of members from both the Dried Fruit and Nut industries from around the world.
About Blue Diamond
Blue Diamond Growers, a grower-owned cooperative representing over 3,000 of California's almond growers, is the world's largest almond marketer and processor. Established in 1910, it created the California almond industry and opened world markets for almonds. Blue Diamond is dedicated to delivering the benefits of almonds around the world and does so by providing high-quality almonds, almond ingredients and branded products. Headquartered in Sacramento, the company employs more than 1,500 people throughout its processing plants, receiving stations and gift shops. To learn more about Blue Diamond Growers, visit www.bluediamond.com and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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