Almonds and Health
Almonds are a nutritionally dense and versatile food. They have been widely accepted in their raw form as well as in a myriad of processed forms and are extensively used in cooking, breakfast cereals, confectionery and snacking. They are a great source of Vitamin E as well as protein, fibre, and monounsaturated fats. Recently, momentum has increased in the promotion of almonds as a healthy food. Almonds are amongst the most nutritious foods known.
Eating a handful of almonds everyday (30gms) is recommended by dieticians for improved heart health.
So why are Australian almonds so good for your heart?
- They are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fats all proven to help lower cholesterol
- They contain plant sterols that can reduce cholesterol absorption
- They are cholesterol free and contain less saturated fat than many other snack foods
- They contain antioxidants including high levels of Vitamin E, for healthy blood vessels
- They are a good source of soluble fibre
Mix it up
Here are some different ways to enjoy healthy Australian almonds:
- Mix Australian almonds with dried fruit for a tasty and healthy snack
- Sprinkle oven or dry roasted almonds through your next curry, stir fry or salad
- Crushed almonds are delicious over fresh fruit and yoghurt
- Mix crushed almonds with breadcrumbs and your favourite herbs to make a crunchy coating for chicken or fish
- They’re the deliciously healthy option for that 3 o’clock nibble
Global Super Food
Almonds are one of the most affordable protein sources across all food types.