Nuts and health - The Almond

Let’s start with the Almond…

Nuts have a whole host of benefits when it comes to healthy living. Let’s start by taking a closer look at the almond.

Almonds were mentioned in the Bible, around 1400 BC, meaning that these nuts have been providing nutrition to humankind for centuries. There are over 30 varieties of almonds grown across the world but they all share a great set of nutritional benefits.

Heart Happy

Almonds are a source of thiamine, which supports the proper function of the heart.

Almonds are high in unsaturated (“good”) fats. Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of healthy blood cholesterol levels.

Almonds are naturally sodium-free. Reducing the consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure.

For Get Up and Go!

Almonds contain 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of “good” unsaturated fat, 1 gram of saturated fat and 6.5 grams of carbohydrate per 30g serving and are a source of 15 essential* nutrients.

Almonds are high in calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and riboflavin and are a source of iron, niacin and thiamine – all of which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Almonds are also a source of folate. Folate, iron, magnesium, niacin and riboflavin all contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Nutrient Rich

Almonds are the tree nut highest in protein, fibre and the essential nutrients, calcium, vitamin E, niacin, and riboflavin.

They are high in copper, manganese, riboflavin, vitamin E and zinc, which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Naturally good for your skin, almonds are high in riboflavin and zinc and are a source of niacin, all of which contribute to the maintenance of healthy skin.

An intelligent choice - almonds are high in magnesium and are a source of folate, thiamine and niacin, which support normal psychological function. Magnesium, niacin and thiamine, along with copper, potassium and riboflavin contribute to the proper function of the nervous system.

A Delicious and Nutricious Treat

For a great almond-based snack which is also very delicious why not try our Nuts for Simply Dip’d Chocolate Almonds. Where most chocolate nuts are smothered in poor quality chocolate we treat our almonds with care – roasting them for crunch, dipping them in high quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) and dusting with cocoa powder. The resulting snack delivers all of the chocolate flavour but with 50% less sugar than your average chocolate nut.

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