HEALTH BENEFITS: THE 411 ON ALMONDS!
Almonds are packed with wholesome heart-healthy goodness! Here are some the facts:
- Low in carbohydrates
- Excellent source of protein, fiber, iron, and calcium
- High in monounsaturated fats, which help lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases
CULINARY TWIST: ALMOND GOODNESS!
Use your creamy-smooth almond butter to create vinaigrettes for salads, marinades for meats, or even in sauces. Almond butter is also a wonderful accompaniment or dip with toast, fruit, granola clusters, biscotti’s, or other baked goods. Almond butter can also be added to baked goods, smoothies, and more! For a delicious chicken salad
, try this recipe that includes blueberries, feta, and almond butter!
ABOUT ALMONDS: DID YOU KNOW?
Though widely regarded a nut, almonds are actually seeds! The almond tree is native to the Middle East and South Asia, and the almond” itself is the edible seed that is cultivated from it.
It is important to note that when you first open your almond butter, its natural oils may have separated from the mass. Simply stir well, and refrigerate for up to 12 months after opening.