Organic Fancy Nonpareil Almonds
- Our Organic Fancy Nonpareil Almonds truly has no equal.
- Cultivated under the warm California sunshine, our fancy nonpareil almonds are delicious and an excellent source of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
- Whether slivered, diced, or eaten by the handful, nonpareil almonds make a wonderful snack or a great addition to your favorite recipe.
Fancy Nonpareil Organic Almonds
-- Grown Under the Warm California Sunshine
The raw almond is a fantastic food that has been written about since ancient times.
It is mentioned in some of the most renowned historical texts, including the Bible. Almonds were a valuable ingredient in Egyptian bread and used in baked goods for Egyptian Pharaohs. The exact origin of almonds is unknown, but they are thought to have originated in China, Central Asia, and Northern Africa; before they eventually spread worldwide. Ancient Romans referred to almonds as the "Greek nut" in honor of the Greeks, who first cultivated them.
Traditionally almonds were an excellent source of nourishment for salesmen traveling the “Silk Road” between Asia and the Mediterranean. They did not spoil and could be easily stored for long journeys (much like today). The “Silk Road” helped spread almonds throughout Italy and Spain as more and more almond trees were growing in the Mediterranean. By the 18th century, almonds were brought to the United States, through California, by the Franciscan Padres. By the beginning of the 20th century, almonds had flourished as a popular crop in the California Central Valley.
They can be consumed alone as a healthy snack and are a common ingredient in many household recipes. Almonds are also used in enormous amounts for products manufactured by the food industry. So much so that California almond’s yield has quadrupled in the last 30 years. Almonds rank as the 7th largest U.S. food export, and over 90 nations import California almonds. Other significant importers include Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Germany. Germany makes up the largest market for almonds, consuming a whopping 25% of the export crop, followed by Japan at 12%.
Our delicious almonds are carefully flash-steamed using a natural water-steam process to remove harmful bacteria, bringing you the purest, freshest, tastiest almond available.
This unique steam process safely sterilizes your almonds on the outside. But on the inside, all the delicious raw nutrition is safely secured within each tasty almond. No chemicals, no additives, and no preservatives. Just pure, fresh, organic almonds.
New research on almonds proves that eating them whole is the best way to obtain their health benefits. Whole almonds with their skin provide the most nourishing benefits because flavonoids found in almond skins pair with the vitamin E found in almond meat, doubling the antioxidant power. Twenty potent antioxidant flavonoids have been identified in almond skins, which are significant contributors to health benefits derived from other foods, like the catechins found in green tea and naringenin found in grapefruit.
Characterized by a superior size and shape, our fancy nonpareil almonds have a rounded shape, a delightful light brown color, and a smooth texture. Nonpareil is defined as ‘unrivaled and having no match or equal,” which is the perfect description of our fancy nonpareil almonds.
Research has found that almonds may support healthy C-reactive protein levels as part of a heart-healthy regimen, a marker of artery-damaging inflammation, as much as statin drugs. Ounce for ounce, almonds are one of the most nutritionally dense nuts. They provide an array of powerful flavonoids and are among the best sources of Vitamin E in the diet. A one-ounce, 164-calorie serving of almonds (about a handful) is a source of magnesium, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin E, manganese, and phosphorus. It delivers heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and other nutrients as well.
One-quarter cup of almonds contains about 18 grams of fat. Most of this fat (approximately 11 grams) is healthy monounsaturated fat. These are the same health-promoting fats found in olive oil, associated with possibly supporting a healthy cardiovascular system. Almonds appear to support naturally balanced blood sugar levels and help the body's healthy response to free radicals. Our Organic Almonds are a nutritionally abundant and delicious snack.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Almonds may include:
- Higher in protein than eggs
- May support a healthy heart
- It May help support a healthy mood
- Lowering the risk of weight gain
- Supporting healthy blood sugar levels
- May support healthy energy production
- May support healthy gallbladder function
- Excellent source of healthy fats, fiber, & protein
- Containing nutrients necessary for supporting brain health
- May support healthy lipid levels
- Source of vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants
Nutrients in Almonds include:
- Healthy source of fats
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Potassium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper
- Vitamins: Thiamin, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol, Delta Tocopherol, Lutein & Zeaxanthin
- Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
- Anthocyanidins: Cyanidin
- Flavan-3-ols: Catechin, Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin
- Flavanones: Eriodictyol, Hesperetin, Naringenin
- Flavonols: Kaempferol, Isorhamnetin, Quercetin
- Proanthocyanidin: Proanthocyanidin monomers, Proanthocyanidin dimers, Proanthocyanidin trimers, Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers, Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers, Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers)
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
Suggested Use: Eat by the handful or add to homemade trail mix.
Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile, combined with our organic sun-dried goji berries
Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Other Names: Sweet Almond, Valencia Almonds, Valentine Almonds, tonsil plum, Greek nuts, Jordan almonds, bitter almonds, bajame, amandel, almendra, ametlla, badem, mandle, mandel, pili, manteli, amandes, amendoa, zanmann, mandula, mandlu, badam, mandorla, mandeau, migdolas, migdaa‚owy, amandoa, migdala, almendra, mlozi, almon
Ingredients: Organic California Almonds.
Origin: California, USA
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
- ZNaturalFoods.com Organic Almonds are packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, push the air out of the pouch before resealing it to preserve maximum potency. Keep your almonds in a cool, dark, dry place.
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