These Freshly Roasted Almonds Drizzle Olive Oil Unsalted are one of the most nutritious of all nuts. Yummy and delicious,
Super Crunchy, roasted and that extra drizzle of olive oil Delicious! Nature’s delicious “power packed” snack; Roasted Almonds with a Drizzle of Olive Oil unsalted are the most nutritionally dense nut. These Roasted Almonds with a Drizzle of Olive Oil unsalted) are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and are an excellent source of mono-unsaturated fats which promote healthy cholesterol levels. Nonpareil Almonds have a mild natural sweetness and a smooth light colored skin that makes them enjoyable time after time. Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Almond milk is also a delicious beverage and is an alternative to less nutritious cow’s milk. You can eat almonds directly, preferably on an empty stomach to increase and speed up the absorption of their nutrients. You can soak them in water overnight so you can eat them the next morning. Crushed almonds are also a wonderful garnish for a number of dishes. Almonds skin also contain antioxidants or polyphenolic compounds that can help prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.9 This is something that is critical when it comes to heart disease.
Enjoy a few to get antioxidants and healthy fats into your system along with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Research has shown that they can help with the following: Blood pressure, cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, cholesterol problems, and even digestive health. For the elderly. Almond intake could help slow cognitive decline thanks to the high levels of vitamin E in them. Some research also suggests that that the antioxidant vitamin offers the brain protection from neurodegenerative diseases.2 Separate studies have also shown that consuming alpha-tocopherol (a type of vitamin E) – equivalent to about 2000 IU of vitamin E – daily could help slow Alzheimer’s disease from progressing even in those with moderately severe impairment.
The average lifespan of an almond tree is 20 to 25 years, and a healthy tree can produce between 50 and 65 pounds each year. They thrive in climates that provide hot, dry summers and cool winters, which is why California has had such phenomenal success growing almond trees. But how do they grow? After lying dormant over the winter, the trees burst into bloom in early spring, ready for pollination. We recently visited one of our almond suppliers and were able to walk through an orchard full of almonds in bloom (the source of the beautiful photos in this post), and it was an incredibly gorgeous sight!
After pollination (more on that below), the almond grows inside a fuzzy green hull from March until June. They look a little like green apricots, which makes sense, because almonds are actually stone fruits and members of the rose family, which also includes plums and peaches. In the summer, the hull breaks open, allowing the shell to dry and harden. Then it’s time to shake it up! From mid-August through October, mechanical tree shakers roll through the orchards, literally shaking the nuts onto the ground, where they continue to dry for a week or more before they’re swept up, separated from their hulls and shells, and sized. Whew!
Nutrient-rich almonds have many benefits: a one-ounce serving–about 23 nuts–contains approximately 164 calories, 14 grams of fat (mainly of the heart-healthy monounsaturated variety), 6 grams of protein, and 3.4 grams of fiber. They also contain calcium and great nutrients like vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. Because they’re a low glycemic index food, almonds can help control blood sugar and maintain weight loss. The only problem? Almonds are so delicious, you may have trouble with portion control!
Beyond snacking, almonds have become ever-more popular in gluten free, paleo, and keto recipes, as well as low-carb baking: is one of our top-selling products, and our customers use almond flour in recipes for cakes, cookies, muffins, pancakes, and more. Almonds also provide crunch for other flavored almonds and we–of course–love to sprinkle them on our morning oatmeal.
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