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Almond Basics

Whole natural almonds are delicious, but their versatility really shines through across the many different almond forms that can be nutritious additions to snacks and meals. This guide will show you how to make and use almond milk, butter, meal, flour, paste and oil.

All about almond milk.

Almond milk offers a dairy-free, soy-free, lactose-free alternative for those looking to add more plant-based offerings to their diets. Almond milk is also a low-carb and low-sugar option, with unsweetened varieties offering as few as 30 calories per serving with 0 grams of sugar.

All about almond butter.

Almond butter is available in a wide variety of flavours and options –from blanched and unsalted, to roasted and paired with dried fruits, spices and more. Almond butter is a delightful ingredient and stand-alone product; it can be swirled into smoothies, yogurts and enjoyed on its own, or used as an ingredient in baked goods, sauces and fillings.

All about almond flour.

Almond meal and flour lend a nutty, light flavour and texture to baked goods, coatings, almond butters and more. Almond flour is also a popular choice for individuals looking to avoid gluten in bakery items like cookies, cakes and breads.

All about green almonds.

Green almonds –or almonds that are picked before the hulls and shells are fully formed –are a culinary delicacy with a fresh, grassy flavour and a jelly-like texture. Green almonds can be pickled with a hot vinegar broth or peeled and enjoyed with a bit of sea salt.