Almonds: Did you know?

Bella Viva Roasted Almonds

Health Facts (NUT-rients):

Grown on trees in a great number of orchards, the hearty and crunchy almonds are jam-packed with nutritional value including high amounts of good fats and proteins. There are roughly 130 calories per 23 almonds, or one ounce (1)(2). While that might sound like a lot, the amount of health benefits you can gather from the earthy, bite-sized snack is outstanding, making the calorie count small in comparison. You can also check out what medicalnewstoday.com has found in a recent study regarding the link between almond consumption and heart disease. Almonds are even filled with Vitamin E which carries antioxidants (3). A few other nutrients they include are:

  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Magnesium

As a result, the almond is a magnificent power food!

Growing Almonds – Fun Facts:

  • Each little almond needs about one gallon of water over its lifetime to grow to its full potential (4).
  • There are around 125 trees per acre in a standard almond orchard (5).
  • On average, one tree produces just over 8000 almonds annually (6).
  • None of the crop goes to waste seeing even the almond hulls are used for cattle feed(7).
  • Almond trees need cross-pollination and rely on honey bees to do so (8).
  • Almond pollen is the first natural food source for bees every year (9).
  1. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/health-benefits-of-almonds.html
  2. http://www.livestrong.com/article/315426-how-many-almonds-is-100-calories/
  3. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269468.php
  4. http://www.businessinsider.com/amount-of-water-needed-to-grow-one-almond-orange-tomato-2015-4
  5. http://www.thepacker.com/news/Almond-orchard-planting-continues-to-climb-269584451.html
  6. Bella Viva Almond Grower and Partner, Henry Colombo
  7. http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2013-07-16/almond-hulls-for-cattle/4822722
  8. http://www.almonds.com/sites/default/files/content/attachments/2015_almanac.pdf
  9. http://www.almonds.com/food-professionals/about-almonds/bee
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