The almond nut is actually the seed from within the almond fruit. It can be eaten raw, chopped or roasted.
Almonds are rich in health-promoting monounsaturated fats, that lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. They are an excellent source of protein (one cup contains 30g of protein), providing all nine essential amino acids. They also pack a high dose of Vitamin E, a strong anti-oxidant that neutralises free radicals that can develop in the body through natural environmental exposures such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and the sun’s UV rays.
Almonds have an exceptionally low glycemic load of zero. This means that when eaten with foods of a higher GL value, they can help stablise your blood sugar level after a meal.