Did you know almonds have one of the highest levels of protein content of any nut? If you want to know more about this very popular relative of the peach and true who of the who’s in the wholefoods world, read on!
Almonds contain the amino acid, Tryptophan, a known mood enhancer, along with high levels of magnesium, which is good for muscle and nerve function. They are also a great source of protein and the consumption of just a few almonds can help reduce hunger. Studies show almonds can also aid in reducing LDL cholesterol levels.
Almonds can be used in many different ways. They can be eaten on their own, raw or toasted, or as an ingredient in baked goods. Almonds and other nuts are often used as a garnish to desserts, notably sundaes and other ice cream-based dishes.
Almonds can also be used to make a very good dairy milk alternative.