Almonds are one of the most commonly known superfoods. Deliciously tasting and packed with vitamins, almonds are powerhouses for health and beauty.
These intensely nutritious nuts are packed with fibre, protein, magnesium, omega 3 and calcium. They also have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, protecting heart health and lowering cholesterol levels.
Almonds are incredibly versatile. You can have them as a quick healthy snack, but they’re also perfect as nut butter. You can add flaked almonds to savoury dishes or use ground almonds in baking.
Nutritional benefits of almonds
There are many benefits when you regularly consume almonds, and we’ve listed some of our favourite health benefits below.
Packed with protein - Almonds are a plant-friendly protein, with a whopping 21 grams of protein in 100 grams of almonds.
High in fibre -Most adults don’t get nearly enough of their daily fibre intake, but almonds could help you on your way.
Bursting with omega-3 -Almonds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids to nurture skin, hair and nails. But almonds aren’t just beautifying. They also support a healthy immune system so you can feel your best self all year round.
Rich in calcium - If you’re vegan or not a fan of dairy, then almonds are a fantastic source of calcium - essential for strong bones and healthy teeth.
Source of iron - Iron is vital for energy levels, and low iron can leave you feeling sluggish. Iron deficiencies can sometimes cause anaemia, which is particularly common in women and teenage girls. So, increase your iron intake by including almonds in your diet.
Easy ways to eat almonds
Almonds are incredibly easy to add to your diet. You can eat them raw or use ground almonds to replace flour in baking. Here are just a few of our delicious almond ideas:
Nibble on them for a snack - Pop some almonds in a bowl and snack away on their sweet taste. You can also add salt and pepper for a savoury flavour.
Bake with ground almonds - Ground almonds make a great flour replacement if you have gluten intolerance, gut issues or want to cut down on refined flour. There’s nothing more mouthwatering than almond flour blueberry muffins - a healthy treat that you’ll come back to time and time again.
Almond butter on toast - If you want to switch up peanut butter on toast, then reach for almond butter instead. Its’ smooth texture and sweet, natural flavour make the perfect breakfast or snack.
Have as a keto treat - High in protein and low in carbs, almonds are a keto-friendly treat that won’t break the bank.
Use in a trail mix - If you want to add texture and a sweeter flavour to a trail mix, include a few almonds. You can use a mixture of whole, blanched and flaked.
Whether you want almonds flaked, blanched, organic or as a nut butter, we have it all. Try our range of health-boosting almonds today.