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Tasty? Yes. Crunchy? Absolutely. But did you know that almonds also pack a serious nutritional punch?

 

Heart Health:

  • 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.

Energy

  • 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.

Nutrient Rich

  • 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.

Gluten Free

  • Like other nuts, almonds are naturally gluten free*

  • Lots of forms to choose from

  • No-stress substitutions