1. Untouched Nutrition
Raw, unpasteurized almonds are the real deal, no heat or chemical treatments to degrade the nutritional value. They have more protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin by weight than any other tree nut.
2. Heart Healthy
Almonds are packed with healthy unsaturated fats, which may help reduce LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol levels in the blood. Reduced LDL levels, in turn, can promote a decreased risk of heart disease.
3. Authentic From Italy & Spain
Most of the raw, unpasteurized almonds available stateside are imported from Italy and Spain, where pasteurization is not a requirement. Straight from the tree, no blanching, steam processing or propylene oxide (PPO) treatments.
4. Almond Milk
Creamy, non-dairy almond milk has replaced soy as America’s favorite plant-based milk. A great option for vegetarians, vegans and those with dairy allergies.
5. Almond Flour
Gluten-free almond flour adds protein, fiber, and beneficial fats to whatever you're baking. Purists often prefer it ground with the skins, since they add even more nutritional value.
Examine the pit of a peach, and you'll notice a resemblance to this tasty snack. That's because they both belong to the Prunus family, a class of stone fruit that also includes cherries, plums and nectarines.
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bloomberg.com "America's Almond Milk Boom Tops $700 Million in Sales" found here.