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25 June 2013

Nutrition: Almond Power

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Small as they are, almonds are a nutritional goldmine. Almonds are:

  • High in protein. One ounce of almonds has 6 grams of protein.
  • High in monounsaturated fat, the “good fat” associated with lowering heart disease risk.
  • Rich in important minerals, including calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
  • High in fiber compared to other nuts.
  • A good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that may help lower the risk of some cancers. Note that “shelled” or unblanched almonds – those with the brown skin on them – are higher in vitamin E than blanched almonds.

 
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