Organic almonds raw are loaded with antioxidants. The almond is the edible seed that grows on the tree Prunus dulcis, more commonly called the almond tree.
- Nutritional profile- One ounce ( 28g) contains 3.5g of fibre, 6g of protein, 14g of fat ( 9 are monounsaturated). Rich in Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B2 ( Riboflavin), calcium, potassium and zinc. Additionally, almonds are a significant source of protein and fiber, while being naturally low in sugar.
- Health Benefits- Almond skins contain an abundance of antioxidants including flavonoids, flavonols and catechins. Furthermore, these antioxidants help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer. Almonds are extremely high in magnesium, a mineral that most people don’t get enough of. High magnesium intake may have major benefits for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Besides, magnesium levels are strongly linked to high blood pressure, indicating that almonds can be beneficial for blood pressure control. They are cholesterol free and low on the glycemic index. Hence, they don’t flood the bloodstream with glucose after they’re eaten.
- Important fact: Eating about 23 almonds a day is an easy way to incorporate many crucial nutrients into your diet. It is also important to note that 10-15% of an almond’s calories are not absorbed by the body, because the fat is too difficult to access and break down, that is why you should soak them before eating. It is recommended to eat almonds directly, on an empty stomach to increase and speed up the absorption of the nutrients.