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."