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Nutritional Information

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With our Eco-Friendly farming practices in place, it is evident from recent tests conducted that with the application of trace elements, minerals and the use of beneficial microbes, our almonds show significant higher levels of the following important vitamins and minerals...

CALCIUM:
Calcium is a mineral which the body needs to maintain strong teeth and bones; it supports their structure and hardness.
It is also needed for muscle movement and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. It assists blood vessels to move blood through the body and release important enzymes and hormones that affect almost every function in the human body.

COPPER:
Copper is an essential trace mineral in all body tissue. Copper along with Iron, helps in the formation of red blood cells. It assists in keeping blood vessels, nerves, the immune system and bones healthy.

PHOSPHORUS:
Phosphorus is a mineral present in every cell of the body. Most of the phosphorus is found in the bones and teeth.
It plays an important role in the bodys utilisation of vitamins carbohydrates and fats and in the synthesis of protein for the growth, maintenance and repair of tissues and cells.
It is also crucial for the production of ATP, a molecule the body uses to store energy.
Phosphorus assists in the contraction of muscles, in the functioning of kidneys, in maintaining the regularity of the heart beat, and in nerve conduction.

FOLATE:
Folate is a B vitamin, associated with heart health, cancer protection and lowers risk of birth defects in new born babies.

MAGNESIUM:
Magnesium is a mineral essential for healthy nerve and muscle function and for strong bones.
An average serve (30 grams) of almonds, provides 75% of the recommended dietary intake for magnesium.

Almonds are also rich in:

SELENIUM - Essential for a well-functioning immune system and thyroid gland, and helps to protect cells in the body from damage.
ZINC - Necessary for a strong immune system and healing and protecting the skin.
IRON - Is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transportation to the entire body.
ARGINE - found in almonds is an amino acid or building block of protein that helps keep blood vessels relaxed and elastic.

almond nutrient information Other Beneficial Health facts:


Eating a handful of almonds (30g), at least five times a week reduces the risk of developing heart disease by 30-50 % compared to people who don’t eat nuts.

  • Reduces the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes by 27 % and improves blood glucose and insulin sensitivity.
  • Packed with protein, they assist in weight management, making you feel fuller for longer and reduces the risk of developing obesity in a healthy- eating plan.
  • Eating two handfuls of almonds lowers cholesterol by 5%, especially the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol by 7%.
  • Almonds contain PLANT STEROLS which reduce cholesterol absorption from the gut.
  • Almonds contribute fibre to the diet, which helps to satisfy hunger for longer periods. Fibre helps to lower blood cholesterol and is essential for healthy bowel function.
  • Almonds contain antioxidants such as flavonoids and a compound called luteolin. These substances help to slow down the aging process and help to protect the body from a range of lifestyle related diseases.
  • Almonds are GLUTEN FREE and are therefore a popular ingredient of gluten free food formulas. Such formula preparations are in fact healthy alternatives in people with wheat food allergy and celiac disease.
  • Almonds are a great source of good fats- monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are essential for regulating blood cholesterol.
  • They are a rich source of PHYTOCHEMICALS - protective plant chemicals with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Almonds are natures own vitamin pill and ready to eat snack food.
snackSo...Remember to go for 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables, plus 1 or 2 handful of nuts every day.

See the table to the left for in depth analysis of nutrients: Almonds (Prunus dulcis), Nutritional value per 100 g. (Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)