Protein has a role in essentially every part of the human body. From bones and muscles (the obvious suspects) to cartilage, blood, enzymes, hormones and even skin and nails, the importance of protein is impossible to ignore. As a natural source of protein, almonds make it easy—and crunchy and downright delicious—for your clients to get lasting energy that will power them up and not let them down.
- Every 30g handful of almonds delivers 6 grams of protein that can help your clients power through the day and according to recent research*, can even keep them feeling fuller between meals—a great way to help watch those waistlines.
- A 30-gram serving also provides 3.8 grams of fibre and 9 grams of “good” monounsaturated fat to keep them feeling energised and satisfied.
- Almonds are a source of lots of other nutrients that contribute to the normal energy-yielding metabolism, including calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, riboflavin, iron, niacin, phosphorus and thiamine.
- For those who would rather not crunch into whole nuts, other almond forms, such as almond butter and almond flour also contain protein.
- It’s pretty common knowledge that nuts can be a source of plant-based protein, but not all nuts are created equal. When compared gram for gram, almonds are the tree nut highest in protein, fibre, and four essential nutrients: vitamin E, calcium, riboflavin, and niacin*.
* When compared with Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts.