Did you know?
Almonds are among the world’s most popular tree nuts. They are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Raw Almonds are actually seeds and they may have been the earliest trees that were cultivated. Domesticated Almonds trees have been discovered in Jordan dating back 5,000 years. This was around the time that the first written languages were developed!. But now the United State is now the world’s
largest producer of natural Almonds.
They are also used to produce almond milk, oil, butter, flour or paste also known as marzipan.
Almonds Contain a Huge Amount of Nutrients One ounce (28 grams) of Almonds have:
- Fiber: 3.5 grams
- Protein: 6 grams
- Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated)
- Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI
- Manganese: 32% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 20% of the RDI
They’re loaded with Antioxidants!
Antioxidants can protect your cells from oxidative damage. This means it can help fight aging, illnesses, and fight reactions in your body that could damage cells. Antioxidants are also great for inflammation (or swellings). These fantastic antioxidants are mostly found in the brown ‘skin’ found on the almond seed.
Want to lose those extra pounds?
Studies have shown that eating 42 grams of fresh Almonds per day led to a loss of belly fat. These fantastic seeds are also high in fiber and protein and low in carbohydrates. This means that a quick snack of almonds can keep you feeling full for some time and this can lead to weight loss.
Healthy inside and out!
These extraordinary organic almonds are packed with Vitamin E. Vitamin E not only boosts your immune system which helps fight illnesses, it has also been consistently linked to healthy skin, hair and eyes.
Bones: Health, strength and everything else
Strong bones are crucial to leading a healthy life. When bones lose their density they may break easily. Consuming calcium, vitamin D and K along with a balanced diet and exercise can help build bone density. Raw Almonds are rich in minerals and nutrients such as calcium, Vitamin K, Zinc, Magnesium, and copper. All of this is necessary for bone health.
All things Magnesium
These power seeds are packed with magnesium which is an essential mineral needed for your body to function to its optimum. It regulates blood pressure, blood sugar, making protein and DNA.
High Blood Pressure is one of the leading causes of heart attacks, stroke, and kidney failure. Research shows a deficiency in magnesium having strong links to high blood pressure even if you're not overweight. Correcting this deficiency can lead to reduction in blood pressure. Whole Raw almonds can certainly help.
Type 2 Diabetes:
Magnesium is involved in blood sugar control and can correct the deficiency of this nutrient that is widely seen in patients with type 2 diabetes. Correcting this deficiency significantly lowers blood sugar and improves insulin function.
Raw Almond nuts are packed with protein, fiber and magnesium. High fiber, low sugar food helps prevent blood sugar spikes which is believed to protect against type 2 diabetes.
High levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) leads to high risk of heart attacks. Research has shown that Raw Almonds significantly lowered the LDL cholesterol levels in prediabetes patients.
Snack, Treats and Healthy Nibbles
Crunchy, healthy natural Almonds are widely loved in Sri Lanka. They can be sprinkled on salads, or mixed into granola. They’re a great add on to smoothie bowls, breakfast cereals and even on a charcuterie board!
Whole Almonds are also great to satisfy your clandestine sweet cravings by sneaking in a few candied, Milk or dark chocolatete coated almonds, soft marzipan sweets, nutty cakes or a perfect slice of homemade ‘Sri Lankan Rich Cake’ with a decadent layer of marzipan icing!