Grown in southern Australia on a family farm, these are the most delicious raw almonds we have ever tried. These almonds are a sweet varietal called "nonpareil" and unlike European varietals, these nuts have absolutely no bitterness. They are naturally crunchy and sweet, which makes them a perfect snacking nut. Using these for almond milk or baking has exceptional results. Organically grown without any chemicals by a family who care deeply about ecological integrity and sustainable farming practices.
These almonds are gluten, peanut, and soy free.
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Always refrigerate your almonds.
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Nutritional Information for Almonds
The nutritional value of almonds was recognized long before individual nutrients were discovered. Texts from thousands of years ago show almond recipes for the infirm and some texts referred to them for curing headaches, counteracting phlegm and relieving colds and dry coughs.
Almond skin contains more than 20 antioxidant flavonoids. 1 ounce of almonds contains 163 calories, 14g of fats and 4g of fibre. People often shy away from the fat content of nuts but the fat in nuts is the kind your body needs. They are essential to your brain's proper functioning, for healthy skin and a plethora of the body's functions. Having a high quality fat in your meal also discourages overeating as fat triggers satiety (low fat foods do the opposite - you often still feel hungry). These high quality monounsaturated fats are also excellent for heart health and lowering LDL (bad cholesterol).
Almonds have more of the antioxidant vitamin E than any other nut which can boost the body's defences against illness.
Being high in tryptophan, fatty acids, B vitamins and magnesium make them a great combination of nutrients in support of an anti-depressive diet.
Almonds' high fibre content is excellent for intestinal health - cleaning the colon as it passes through.
Almonds are a '0' on the glycemic index making them an excellent snack for those struggling with blood-sugar fluctuations and diabetes. In addition their high potassium and low sodium combination is great for people struggling with high blood pressure.
Almonds are a great source of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium for strong bones and teeth! 3 oz of almonds have 210 mg of calcium (compared to 3 oz of cow's milk = 113 mg of calcium).
Despite our common categorization of almonds as nuts, they are actually seeds. This is in part defined by the fact that the shell opens while on the tree whereas a "real" nut's won't.