Tasty? Yes. Crunchy? Absolutely. But did you know that almonds also pack a serious nutritional punch?
- Almonds are a source of thiamine, which supports the proper function of the heart.
- Almonds contain 12 g of linoleic acid per 100 g serving. The daily consumption of 10 g of linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of healthy blood cholesterol levels.
- Almonds contain 132 mg of plant sterols per 100 g serving. A daily intake of at least 0.8 g of plant sterols/stanols contributes to the maintenance of healthy blood cholesterol levels.
- Almonds are high in unsaturated (“good”) fats. Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of healthy blood cholesterol levels.
- Almonds are naturally sodium-free. Reducing the consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
- Almonds contain 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of “good” unsaturated fat, 1 gram of saturated fat and 6.5 grams of carbohydrate per 30g serving and are a source of 15 essential* nutrients.
- Almonds are high in calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and riboflavin and are a source of iron, niacin and thiamine – all of which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
- Almonds are also a source of folate. Folate, iron, magnesium, niacin and riboflavin all contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Almonds are the tree nut1 highest in protein, fibre and the essential nutrients, calcium, vitamin E, niacin, and riboflavin.
- Antioxidant Activity: Almonds are high in copper, manganese, riboflavin, vitamin E and zinc, which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
- Skin Health: Almonds are high in riboflavin and zinc and are a source of niacin, all of which contribute to the maintenance of healthy skin.
- Brain Health: Almonds are high in magnesium and are a source of folate, thiamine and niacin, which support normal psychological function. Magnesium, niacin and thiamine, along with copper, potassium and riboflavin contribute to the proper function of the nervous system.
- Like other nuts, almonds are naturally gluten free*
- Lots of forms to choose from
- No-stress substitutions
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