Superfood 101: Almonds
What are Almonds?
The almond that we think of as a nut is technically the seed of fruit that comes from almond trees. This seed of the almond fruit is what we refer to as the almond nut.
Our supreme-sized whole almonds come directly from the seed of the fruit of the almond tree and are delivered to your door raw, unpasteurized, and chemical & pesticides-free!
Our raw whole almonds will give your body powerful natural energy and a treasure trove of protein, fiber, biotin, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, phosphorus, magnesium, molybdenum.
What do Almonds taste like?Our nuts have a sweet taste and a stronger almond extract flavor than American almonds. They are also never treated by irradiation, chemicals, pesticides, or high temperatures when they are harvested (as opposed to pasteurized almonds), so they have a completely raw, natural taste.
Why Unpasteurized Almonds?
Did you know that all almonds grown in the U.S are pasteurized? Most almond growers pasteurize their almonds by using hot steam or a chemical called propylene oxide. These almonds are also heated to the point where their "skin" is almost entirely dissipated, roasted, or blanched.
Our unpasteurized, truly-raw almonds are imported from Spain, so they are grown and harvested differently than our domestic American almonds. Because of this, our almonds have a stronger almond extract flavor and higher antioxidant & nutritional value.
Healthworks Unpasteurized Almonds also contain most of the 'skin', which is the healthiest part of the almond. Without going through a high heat treatment, our raw almonds are able to keep their complete enzymes and fats intact.
How should I use it?
The fastest way to enjoy almonds is having a handful straight from the bag, of course!
They are also great in a variety of recipes like oatmeal, trail mix, salads, baked goods and other sweet and savory dishes. For more almond recipe inspiration, click HERE.
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