Almond nutritional information

Almond nutritional information Almond nutritional information

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Sweet almond has a high content of unsaturated fat that benefit the cardiovascular health, a lot of vegetables proteins, and to a lesser extent, carbohydrates.

Proteins are of good quality in terms of their essential amino acids content. Its caloric value is quite high due to their high fat contribution and low amount of water.

The fiber content of the almond stands out from the rest of the nuts, so it have a greater laxative effect.

Among its major minerals are phosphorus and magnesium. A 20g handful of shelled almonds provides 15% of the recommended daily intake for these minerals, and about 6% of the amount needed in the case of iron, potassium and calcium. It is one of the richest plant sources in the latter mineral, hence almond milk is used as a substitute for cow's milk when it is not tolerated, and its consumption is recommended to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. In this aim contributes its phosphorus content, which also ensures good bone quality. Therefore, the almonds are recommended for children in growing age and athletes.

Respect to vitamins, almond has moderate amounts of B vitamins and it’s a good source of vitamin E (with antioxidant effect). The dose of zinc and phytosterols content add to this antioxidant effect, which prevents the cancer cells formation and degenerative diseases of different organs.