Good tasting and good for you
Almonds are regarded as healthy, nutritious products – and as nutritious without containing a lot of fat, because at approximately 50%, natural almonds have a relatively low fat content compared to other types of nut. The composition of this fat is also interesting, because only a small fraction is saturated. Most of it consists of nutritionally very valuable mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Beyond this, almonds are rich in fiber, vitamin B2, phosphorus, magnesium, and the trace elements copper and manganese. They also contain relevant quantities of folic acid, potassium, calcium, iron, and zinc. Due to their high levels of vitamin E, flavonoids, and phenolic acids, natural almonds also have excellent antioxidative potential.
Almonds have a characteristic, slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy-nutty texture. Whether natural or blanched, slivered, sliced, or diced – almonds are used throughout the year in chocolates, bars, cereals, and yogurt as a tasty and nourishing ingredient. Natural almonds have a stronger flavor than blanched almonds. As a topping or an ingredient, almonds provide a nice color contrast and a visual highlight. Whether pure or roasted, almonds are also flavor carriers, and thus offer various possibilities of adding taste, from sweet to savory.
Bösch Boden Spies sells almonds from Blue Diamond in California. Their innovative portfolio of roasted snack almonds is unique in the market.
- USA (California)