Do you know which type of vitamin E the human body absorbs best? It’s called alpha-tocopherol vitamin E and lucky for you, California Almonds are one of the leading food sources of this important antioxidant. Now that’s something you’ll definitely want in your product or on the menu.
Alpha-tocopherol vitamin E may help neutralize nasty free radicals that can damage your cells, tissues, and even your DNA.
Researchers believe free radicals may contribute to the development of some chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
A one-ounce serving of almonds contains a similar amount of total polyphenols as one cup of green tea and ½ cup of steamed broccoli.1
Data shows that most Americans get only half of their recommended vitamin E per day and almonds are the ideal way to close that gap. In fact, just one ounce of almonds contains 35% of the Daily Value for vitamin E.2
1. Milbury, P.E.; Chen, C.; Dolnikowski, G.; Blumberg, J. Determination of flavonoids and phenolics and their distribution in almonds. J. Agric. Food Chem, 2006, 54,5027-5023.
2. In addition to being an excellent source of vitamin E, one ounce of almonds also offers: fiber (3.5g); calcium (75mg); protein (6g); iron (1.0mg); potassium (200mg); saturated fat (1g); unsaturated fat (13g).