Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts. Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients – calcium and magnesium – for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. 20-25 almonds (approximately one ounce) contain as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk, a valuable tool in preventing osteoporosis.
Almonds are the best whole food source of vitamin E, in the form of alpha-tocopherol, which may help prevent cancer.
If you’re pregnant, or thinking about it, almonds are a great source of the folic acid you need!
Almonds contain more magnesium than oatmeal or even spinach.
Here is a recipe for almond butter that your kids will love too
2 C Raw almonds
1 T Raw Honey
1/2 t Sea Salt ( I use Celtic sea salt)
Place almonds in processor and grind up for about 10 minutes. Stir in the honey and salt after the almonds are all grinded up.
Tastes great on bread, apples, anything you can think of