Life Story of the Almonds
Almonds are the highest in protein among all tree nuts. But, the only almonds allowed in our products are whole, natural California Almonds. Keeping the almonds whole preserves nutrition content and prevents oxidation. To further preserve nutrition, we dry our almonds at a low temperature. Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, fiber, copper, phosphorous and riboflavin.
Almonds boast an incredibly impressive nutrient profile:
A 1 ounce (28 grams, or small handful) serving of almonds contains:
- Fiber: 3.5 grams.
- Protein: 6 grams.
- Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated).
- Vitamin E: 37% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 32% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 20% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus.
This is all from a small handful, which supplies only 161 calories and 2.5 grams of digestible carbohydrates.
Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
The powerful antioxidants in almonds are largely concentrated in the brown layer of the skin.
Vitamin E is the name for a group of fat soluble antioxidants.
These antioxidants tend to build up in cell membranes in the body, protecting the cells from oxidative damage.
Almonds are among the world's best sources of vitamin E, with just one ounce providing 37% of the recommended daily intake.
Several studies have linked higher vitamin E intake with lower rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease