These raw certified organic almonds come from Spain. They are a Valencia varietal and have a mild flavour. These almonds are very soft compared to our Australian almonds. They may contain the occasional bitter almond that is found in many European almonds. These almonds work very well for making almond milk.
Because they are primarily used for milk, our Spanish almonds are only available in 5 pound bags and 25 pound boxes. If you are looking for 1 pound bags check out our delicious Australian almonds here.
These almonds are gluten, peanut and soy free.
Learn more about organic here.
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 infirmed 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 vitamin E than any other nut - a rich antioxidant that helps eliminate toxins from the body and boosts 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. These same nutrients and l-carnitine have been shown to help prevent Alzheimer's and help kids with ADHD and other brain related health challenges.
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.
Lastly, 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). These nutrients are known to be essential later in life but remember growing kids are developing their skeletal structure so its important to ensure they are getting what they need as well.
Traditional methodologies use almonds in the relief of stagnant qi energy, find them useful in building ojas and to alkalize the blood.
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.