When it comes to nutrients, California Almonds really know how to shine. Ounce for ounce, they’re one of the most nutrient-rich tree nuts on earth and just a handful of them a day is a great way to ensure you’re getting more of the good things your body needs and you want.
California Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, and a good source of fiber, copper, phosphorous, and riboflavin. Plus, a one-ounce serving has 13 grams of good unsaturated fats, just 1 gram of saturated fat, and is always cholesterol free. And when compared ounce for ounce, almonds are the tree nut highest in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin, and niacin. Talk about a petite package packing a powerful punch.
Check out how almond nutrients stack up to other tree nuts.
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*A study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that when measuring digestibility, whole almonds provide about 20% fewer calories than originally thought. The findings show a one-ounce serving of almonds (about 23) has 129 calories versus the 160 calories currently listed on the Nutrition Facts Panel. Further research is needed to better understand the results of the study and how this technique for calculating calories could potentially affect the calorie count of other foods.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2012. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl The red number indicates the highest value.