So why do consumers choose almonds? Taste and nutrition.1 That means when you include California Almonds in any one of your products or recipes, you’re also adding a wealth of nutritious benefits that millions of customers are seeking. When compared ounce for ounce, almonds are the tree nut highest in protein (6g), fiber (3.5g), calcium (75mg), vitamin E (7.5mg), riboflavin (0.3mg), and niacin (1mg).
You get a lot of nutrition from every California Almond. And just 1 ounce (28 grams):
Is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin E and magnesium.
Provides 6 grams protein and 3.5 grams fiber.
Is a source of calcium (8% DV), potassium (6% DV), phosphorus (15% DV), and iron (6% DV).
Has 13 grams of “good” unsaturated fat.
Has only 1 gram of saturated fat and always cholesterol free.
Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a claim in 2003 stating: “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.” And they’re the experts. Plus,The Case For 23. 1. Almond Consumer Attitudes, Awareness and Usage Survey, Sterling-Rice Group, 2010.