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Which U.S. State Produces The Most Nuts?
By Nico Danilovich
Nuts are good for your health, and it's easy to see why Americans love them so much. There are a few varieties native to North America, like acorns, black walnuts, and pine nuts; however, the industry for nuts in the United States has skyrocketed since the 1800s, and there's one state that leads the pack in production.
The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center explains that California leads the nation in walnut, pistachio, and pecan production, cultivating millions of tons each year. The state has a $4-billion industry and four official state nuts: almonds, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.
Globally, the United States is the second largest producer of nuts, generating about $10 billion in revenue annually. California is responsible for 95% of the U.S. production value, showing how far ahead this state is in nut production compared to states like Arizona, Georgia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.