Almonds – Health and Nutrition
Almonds are a recognised health food containing a range of minerals and vitamins including magnesium, trytophan, copper, manganese, potassium, selenium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus. Details of the health benefits of eating almonds and almond products are well documented. Some of the more informative sites are identified under the Almond Nutritional and Health Information Key Sites section of this page.
Nutrition wise the main claim to fame for almonds are the high protein content (13 percent), the high calcium content (approx 70 milligrams per ounce – more than any other tree nut) and alpha-tocopherol (natural form of vitamin E) – more than double that found in dietary supplements in synthetic form. Almonds are high in health-promoting monounsaturated fats and assist in the management of cholesterol.
Comprehensive details on nutrition and the health value of almonds can be found on the sites identified below.
Almond milk has long been known for it’s popular flavour and healthy properties. For instructions on the preparation of almond milk, recipes etc, visit the Almond Milk page of this site.
A vast amount of recipes include almonds and almond products. The Almond Recipe page of this site overviews almonds as a food and links to a number of popular recipes which include almonds.
Almond oil is used in a number of applications. Not only is it used as a flavouring in cooking but it is very popular as a moisturiser/conditioner and as a massage oil. For more information visit the Almond Oil page of this website.
The Almond Products page includes other almond applications including information on bitter almonds as well as almond butter.
Almond Nutritional and Health Information Key Sites
There is an abundance of information available on the health benefits and nutritional value of almonds. We have identified the following sites as being amongst the helpful and informative:
- Worlds Healthiest Foods – (The George Mateljan Foundation)
- Almond Research – (Nuts for Life)
- Health Professionals – (Australian Almonds)
- NutritionData – (US)