Our Premium California Almonds/Badam
Almonds have been consumed for centuries by civilizations around the world. Almond is produced from the tree Prunus dulcis. They are native to the Middle East, but the US is now the world’s largest producer. The almonds you can buy in stores usually have the shell removed, revealing the edible nut inside. They are sold either raw or roasted. There are two types of almonds wherein one variety produces sweet almonds which are edible and the other variety is the bitter almonds that are used for almond oil.
CALIFORNIA ORIGIN: Almonds are harvested from trees scientifically classified as “Prunus dulcis”. It is thought to have originated from South Asia and China. Almonds grow best in Mediterranean conditions where the soil is warm and dry. Interestingly almonds are highly revered in several cultures with mentions in the Holy Bible propelling it a sign of divinity in Israel in neighboring countries.
100% NATURAL & PESTICIDE FREE: Our Almonds is sourced from farms that do not use any chemicals, pesticides, or insecticides.
WHOLESOME & PURE: Almonds can be consumed as a stand-alone snack due to its nuttiness. Almonds can also be extracted into many forms for several specific uses. Syrup is extracted from almonds to combine it with desserts such as ice-cream, nougat, sundaes, cakes, etc. Almonds are also incorporated as flour to make bread and doughs. Almonds can also be used as an alternative to plain butter for its less-salty taste.
HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS FOOD: Almonds boast an impressive nutrient profile. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of almonds contains: Fiber: 3.5 grams, Protein: 6 grams, Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated), Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI, Manganese: 32% of the RDI, Magnesium: 20% of the RDI. They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus. Almonds are also high in antioxidants that can protect your cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to aging and disease.
Health Benefits of Almonds
HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Almonds are an excellent source of antioxidants. The powerful antioxidants are present in the brown skin.
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Badam contain several nutrients that the body struggles to break down. Nuts such as almonds are also found to slightly boost metabolism.
BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL
Nuts are high in healthy fats, fiber, and protein. They also contain a high amount of magnesium.
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The magnesium present in badam may help in lowering blood pressure levels.
Uses of Almonds/Badam
Almonds have a nutty taste with an herbal aroma. Almonds are used in cuisines from countries and cultures all across the world. Syrup is extracted from almonds to combine it with desserts such as cakes, puddings, ice-creams, sundaes. Almonds can also be consumed as a stand-alone snack. Almonds are also converted to flour to make bread and dough. Almond oil is extracted from the dried kernel of the plant and used for improving maintaining good skin health.
Almonds are among the world’s most popular tree nuts. They are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Buy almonds from Thottam Farm Fresh to taste the difference!
Almonds are known as “amande” in French, “Mandel” in German, “baadam” in Hindi, and “badam” in Malayalam.