Hello, Health Nut
Why do consumers choose almonds? It’s a simple equation, really: incredibly cravable taste plus nutrition that nobody (and no body) can resist.1 More than 75% of consumers believe almonds are “great tasting and nutritious,”2 so when you include them in your ingredient repertoire, you’re satisfying both sides by packing an extra punch of delicious crunch, plus a variety of vital nutrients. California Almonds are the nut that does it all.
The great news for manufacturers is that for every nutrient for which almonds are at least a source of, there exists the possibility of making health claims that are associated with that specific nutrient.
Almonds contain 15 essential nutrients, and when compared gram for gram, almonds are the tree nut highest in protein (6g/30g serving), fibre (3.7g/30g serving), calcium (79mg/30g serving), vitamin E (7.9mg/30g serving), riboflavin (0.3mg/30g serving), and niacin (1mg/30g serving).
- Almonds are high in alpha-tocopherol vitamin E, an antioxidant nutrient that may help neutralize damaging free radicals in the body. A 30-gram portion of almonds provides 65% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).
- Almonds are high in magnesium (21%RDA/30g serving), potassium (10% RDA/30g serving), and phosphorus (21% RDA/30g serving), and a source of iron (8% RDA/30g serving).
1. Almond Consumer Attitudes, Awareness and Usage Survey, Sterling-Rice Group, 2011.
2. Global Perceptions Report, Sterling-Rice Group, 2013.