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fibre, 'good' monounsaturated fat and 6g

of energy-rich protein. Per 100g (3.5oz)

almonds have 20g of carbohydrates, so a

30g handful would be about 6g of carbs.

An ounce is the ideal portion of

almonds, and it's easy to remember as

"1-2-3", as 1 ounce of almonds is about

23 almond nuts. That's about the amount

of almonds that will fit onto a 3"x3" Post-It

note, or in a baby food jar, or an icescream

scoop. See more at

almonds.co.uk/portion

Shake down

Almonds grow on trees that bloom with

a pretty blossom from mid-February

through March. These trees are not selfpollinating, so bees play an important role

in fertilising flowers. It has been established

that for the trees to produce, at least two

different almond varieties must be planted

in alternate rows. Almonds develop in a

shell that is surrounded by a hull. Over

the summer, as the nuts mature, the hull

dries and splits open, revealing a shell that

encases the nut. The nuts dry naturally in

this shell before they are harvested.

Between mid-August and October,

almonds are harvested by mechanical

tree 'shakers,' which knock the almonds,

still in their hulls, to the ground. The

nuts are then gathered and delivered

for processing, where cleaning and

grading occurs.

Almond products begin with the

nuts themselves, which can be whole,

diced, sliced or flaked, ground or

even made into flour, as well as into

almond milk. The nuts are useful as a

relatively healthy snack, while almond

flour is used in baking. Almond milk

is a lactose-free alternative to dairy.

Almonds can also be processed in

to almond paste, almond butter and

almond oil, which is used in cooking but

also in beauty products in cosmetics

and moisturisers.

The anti-oxidant Alpha-tocopherol

(AT) vitamin E is the type of vitamin

E that the human body absorbs best

and the California almond is one of the

leading food sources. Many people get

only half of their recommended vitamin

E each day, so a handful of almonds can

easily be justified to top levels up. If you

had 100g of almonds (which is quite a

lot), you'd be having 175% of your RDA

of Vitamin E.

Almonds are also a natural source

of thiamine, which contributes to the

proper function of the heart. They are

naturally sodium-free (salt-free) and

therefore contribute to the maintenance

of normal blood pressure. Nearly two

decades of research support the role of

almonds in helping to maintain a healthy

heart and healthy cholesterol levels.

Almonds are used in several weightloss plans,

such as Weight Watchers and

the South Beach Diet.

RESOURCES

www.justalmonds.com

www.justalmonds.com

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