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the benefits of almonds

3rd August 2016 by Jess

Our crunchy Californian almonds are a great source of vitamin E which your body needs for maintaining healthy skin, and keeping your immune system up to scratch. They make the perfect on-the-go protein snack, can be roasted and sprinkled on meals for that extra crunch, or why not have a go at making your own almond milk?

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We think of almonds as a nut, but they’re in actual fact the seed of the fruit of the almond tree which flowers pink and white flowers. In a similar way to peach, cherry and apricot trees, almond trees bear fruits with stone-like seeds (or pits) within and it’s these pits of the almond fruit that we refer to as the almond nut!

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Jess's 5 favourite ways to enjoy almonds:

  • Roasted on a low heat with honey and rosemary sprinkled on top (get the recipe)
  • Combined in a salad with fresh herbs, pomegranate, spinach and feta – Lebanese style.
  • Soaked, blended and mixed with water. Sieve and add ground cinnamon to the almond milk and enjoy with smoothies.
  • Grounded almond make a great alternative to traditional flour. (read more)
  • Green bean salad with crunchy almonds on top
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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to her website at jessntom.com for even more.

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