Marconas are known as the chef’s choice because they are softer and more flavorful than any other almonds. Their higher fat content provides for an unsurpassed taste and texture. An integral ingredient in Spanish cuisine, Marcona almonds come in two varieties - dry roasted, or salted and tossed in sunflower oil, which helps to preserve their flavor. They are great for cooking, baking, and tapas, and their high nutritional value makes them great for snacks. They are also beneficial to the heart and circulatory system.