Ingredient Spotlight: Almonds! Posted on 26 Jul 17:45 , 0 comments
Hey instagram friends! The answer to our question “True or False, an Almond is a nut” is ………….
FALSE!! In fact almonds are classified as seeds from Almond trees!
Now when most people think of seeds (or nuts) they are thinking about them as a protein source. But like most sources of plant based protein, you are getting so much more! The almond is actually noted for its high levels of Vitamin E, a very powerful antioxidant which has the ability to decreased damage to our cells, improve blood pressure, and aid in healthy cholesterol control.
1/4 cup of Almonds provides:
- 207 Calories
- 18.1 g Fat
- 7.06 g Carbs
- 7.6 g Protein
- Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous
- 4.2 g Fiber
- 9% of recommended daily Calcium
- 9% of recommended daily Iron
At nicobella, we are NUTS over these seeds, which is why they are a highlighted ingredient in our coconut munch, blueberry almond truffles, and in all three flavors of our Power Bites!! Have you had your daily dose of almonds today?
Addie Dulaney Majnaric is a recent graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her dual Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition and Foods and minor in Strength & Conditioning. Addie recently finished her supervised practice rotations, and will be sitting for the RDN licensure exam this summer. She is very excited to begin helping people reach their happiest and healthiest selves through a vegan diet!
Addie has been vegan for 5 years, and promotes her recipes, love for animals, and nutrition journey on her blog: https://beansandblessingsblog.wordpress.com. In her free time, Addie enjoys running, creating vegan meals and baking, spending time with her husband Nathan and her best friend and sidekick, Kimba the rescue German Shepherd!