Raw almonds have a high nutritional value. They are rich in easily assimilated proteins and complete in terms of essential amino acids. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids predominate, among which linoleic acid stands out, which performs important functions in the nervous system. They are rich in vitamins B1, B6 and vitamin E. Also almonds have a lot of calcium (surpassing milk) and in phosphorus. Minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper are also present in this food.
Due to all these properties, almonds are indicated to reduce cholesterol, nervous system disorders, stress, depression, intellectual or physical fatigue, heart conditions and arteriosclerosis, bone disorders (alkaline), diabetes, pregnancy, breastfeeding. The usual intake of this product is a gift for your body.
To select beautiful and good crunchy almonds, do not hesitate to take them between your fingers. Delicate when it is fresh, this fruit keeps perfectly once dried, as long as some usual precautions are observed.
Find the right product
The fresh almond is sold in its shell. It must be firm and a very frank tender green.Dried almonds, when sold in bulk, should be tough and have a slight scent. If they smell rancid, go your way!
And keep it well
Sweet almonds from nutstop.com are a short-lived product that stays on the shelves for less than 3 weeks. Very fragile, the fruits also dry very quickly. They can be stored in ambient air for a few days.Dry almonds can be kept all year round. Just be sure to store them away from light to prevent them from going rancid.
The almond cannot withstand freezing.
Packaged, it’s weighed
On the shelves, the fresh almond is usually presented in bulk, declining pastel green hues pleasing to the eyes.
Dry, you will find it packaged in different forms:
– Whole, shelled or tapered, loose or in small sachets,
– In powder,
– In paste, wrapped in transparent paper and to keep cool.