Did you know that almonds do more than just satisfy your mid-afternoon craving? They pack a nutritional punch, combining essential nutrients in every crunch.
Fact: One serving of almonds (one ounce or about 20-25) contains 12 percent of your daily allowance of protein.
Fact: One serving gives you 35 percent of your daily allowance of vitamin E, a valuable antioxidant known for many cancer-fighting qualities. In fact, almonds are the best whole food source for vitamin E.
Fact: Nearly all of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated, also known as the "good" fat with absolutely no cholesterol.
Fact: Almonds are loaded with minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium and folic acid.
Fact: Almonds also provide lots of healthy fiber.
Fact: One serving of almonds contain as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk, a valuable tool in preventing osteoporosis and building strong bones and teeth.
Fact: Almonds contain more magnesium than oatmeal or spinach.