Almonds are not really a nut, they are seeds inside a drupe, or a stone fruit.
Almonds are known to control blood sugar levels.
They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss as they are low in carbs and high in protein and fiber.
Known to reduced blood pressure.
Almonds are a naturally rich source of protein and healthy fats.
They are high in the minerals, magnesium and manganese.
A good source of antioxidants.
Antioxidants help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in your cells and contribute to inflammation, aging, and diseases like cancer.
Almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E.
They also contain a decent amount of cooper.
Also, a high amount of B2 and phosphorus.
Sprouted almonds are those that have been soaked in water for several hours, which activates live enzymes inside the nut and enhances its nutritional value. Sprouted almonds generally have more nutritional value and less fat than regular almonds.
It is important to soak almonds as they as they contain enzyme inhibitors that effect your digestive system. So, it is important to soak them and give them a good rinse.
I use almonds to make almond Milk, almond cream and I use the pulp in cakes etc. No wastage.
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