Afghani almonds are known as ‘choti giri’ or Gurbandi almonds. Despite the presence of high concentrations of oils in the grain, only a small amount of the total crop is bitter. The antioxidants present in Gurbandi almonds are also rich in nutrients such as omega 3, vitamin E and phytochemicals. Although small in size, Choti Giri gives a lot of energy. Afghanistan is the origin of Gurbandi or Choti Giri almonds. . Gurbandi badam has a bittersweet flavor and is richer in natural oils than California badam.