Almonds are the edible seeds of Prunus dulcis, more commonly called the almond tree. They are native to the Middle East, but the US is now the world’s largest producer.
The almonds you can buy in stores usually have the shell removed, revealing the edible nut inside. They are sold either raw or roasted.
They are a perfect mix of being tasty, healthy and versatile enough to make irresistible snacks with. Almonds are some of the most nutritious nuts. They are higher in calcium, fibre, vitamin E, niacin, and riboflavin than any tree nut. Almonds are also packed with potassium, magnesium, zinc, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids in addition to being low-glycemic index foods.
This unique nutrient combination of monounsaturated fats, plant-based protein, fibre, and critical nutrients like magnesium and vitamin E makes almonds a super healthy snack that impacts your heart health, cholesterol levels, inflammation, weight-loss, skin and hair health, and more.