Specialty nut expert La Morella Nuts, which creates nut-based ingredients for artisans and brands, has announced global expansion after decades of experience in Mediterranean Nut Craft in Spain. With the expansion, the brand will tap into the growing need for healthier indulgence and plant-based products around the world.

La Morella Nuts will further expand in Europe and Asia Pacific as of today, and its North American expansion will start in 2021. With the new plans and the opening of its Global Center of Expertise for nuts, La Morella aims to provide solutions to brands and artisans across the world.

With decades of experience, La Morella Nuts is known as a supplier of high quality nut products from caramelized pieces to roasted ground nut pastes. The brand offers an indulgent specialty nut range for plant-based beverages, snacks and frozen treats for brands and artisans. The range consists of a selection of fillings and nut pastes, also known as nut butters. It is made from almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts, among other nuts. The range is available dairy-free, single origin and organic upon request.

La Morella Nuts was founded in 1986. It was acquired by Barry Callebaut in 2012 as part of the company’s strategy to offer value-adding products complementing its chocolate offering.

As part of Barry Callebaut’s commitment to sustainability, La Morella Nuts aims to secure the future of nuts by addressing the key topics in the industry such as water scarcity and loss of biodiversity. La Morella Nuts aims to have all of its nuts sustainably sourced by 2025.

“With our brand La Morella Nuts, we offer artisans and brands nut-based experiences that are tasty, nutritious and good for the planet,” says Pablo Perversi, chief innovation, sustainability & quality officer and global head of gourmet at Barry Callebaut. “Exactly what the next generation of consumers around the globe is looking for. That’s why today we further expand our services from the Mediterranean nut groves to the globe.”