Raw Organic Almonds

Health Benefits

Almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre, and are associated with a number of health benefits. Just a handful of almonds, approximately one ounce, contains one-eighth of our necessary daily protein.

Almonds may be eaten on their own, raw or toasted but I always recommend soaking them overnight as they contain enzyme inhibitors which are only released during soaking.

Almonds are a source of Fibre, Vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein.

Almonds also contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids in addition to a lot of bio-active molecules (such as fibre, phytosterols, vitamins, other minerals, and antioxidants) which can help prevent cardiovascular heart diseases.

Nuts and seeds are the vegetable foods that are richest in fibre after cereals.

Natural, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Loaded with minerals, they are also among the healthiest of tree nuts. Just a handful of nutrient-rich almonds a day helps promote heart health and prevent weight gain, and it may even help fight diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Nutrition

Eating about 23 almonds a day is an easy way to incorporate many crucial nutrients into your diet. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Additionally, almonds are a significant source of protein and fibre, while being naturally low in sugar. One serving of 23 almonds, packs 13 grams of healthy unsaturated fats, 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol or salt. Of all tree nuts, almonds rank highest in protein, fibre, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin content by weight. There are 160 calories in 23 almonds. While many of these calories come from fat, it is primarily the healthy unsaturated fats and not the unhealthy saturated kind.

Organic Certification: GB-ORG-05 (UK Soil Association)

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