Almonds

About Almonds

Almond is a dried fruit, which belongs to the family Rosaceae and are native to the Middle East and brought to America where more than 25 types of almonds are grown in California. Almond’s scientific name is Prunus Dulcis. There are two varieties, sweet almond (P. dulcis variety dulcis) and bitter almond (P. dulcis variety amara) that contains amygdaline and the oil contains benzaldehyde and prussic acid (hydrocyanic acid). Almonds can be eaten raw or roasted.

Almonds Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Almonds are rich in proteins and nutrients such as monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, manganese, selenium, potassium, calcium, protein and fiber. Almond is also recognized for its health properties such as anti-cancer, antioxidant, detoxifier, immune system booster and cholesterol-lowering. Because of their health benefits, almonds are good for impotence, heartburn, acid reflux, cataracts, ovarian cyst and osteoporosis.

Almonds Nutritional Information

Almonds Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts

Calories 575 29
Total Carbohydrate 21.7 g
Dietary Fiber 12.2 g
Sugars 3.9
Protein 21.2 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A: 1 IU
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.2 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 1 mg
Vitamin B3 Niacin: 3.4 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.5 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): 0.1
Folate: 50 mcg
Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol): 26.2 mg
Choline: 52.1 mg
Betaine: 0.5 mg

Minerals

Calcium: 264 mg
Copper: 1 mg
Iron: 3.7 mg
Magnesium: 268 mg
Manganese: 2.3 mg
Phosphorus: 484 mg
Potassium: 705 mg
Selenium: 2.5 mcg
Sodium: 1 mg
Zinc: 3.1 mg

References:
https://www.britannica.com/plant/almond
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/almond/1330
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3085/2