Making Carbs Count almonds

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Get a good dose of healthy nutrients from just a handful of almonds,

a snack that is good for heart health. It's as easy as 1,2,3 (you'll see!).

Wany people

believe that the

almond is a

nut, when in all

actuality it is a

drupe (which is technically a type of fruit).

The English word almond is derived from

the French amande, which in turn is a

derivative of the old Latin word for almond

amygdalus meaning "tonsil plum."

According to the United Nation's Food

and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the

major producers of almonds are the USA

(41%), Spain (13%), Syria (7%), Italy (6%),

Iran (6%) and Morocco (5%). Algeria,

Tunisia and Greece each account for 3%,

Turkey, Lebanon and China each account

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for 2%. In the United States, production is

concentrated in California, with California

almonds being the state's third leading

agricultural product and its top agricultural

export in 2008. California produces 100%

of the U.S. commercial supply.

Almonds are classified as either

sweet (Amygdalus communis L. var.

dulcis) or bitter (Amygdalus communis

L. Var. amara), but you likely only to have

eaten sweet almonds. However, in Italy,

bitter almonds are the traditional base for

amaretti (almond macaroons), a common

dessert. Traditionally, a low percentage of

bitter almonds (10-20%) is added to the

ingredients, which gives the cookies their

bitter taste. When combined with sugar or

honey, almond flour becomes marzipan,

often used as an alternative to wheat flour

in cooking and baking.

The bad news is that cyanide comes

from bitter almonds, though you'd need to

distil it or consume in very high volumes.

The good news is that eating almonds has

been proven to be an advantage heart

health. Scientific evidence suggests, but

does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces

per day of most nuts, such as almonds,

as part of a diet low in saturated fat and

cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart

disease. One serving of almonds (28g)

has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of

saturated fat and is 160 calories. A 30g

handful of almonds provides 3.8g of filling

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