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:
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).
Just like many of the products Bella Viva carries, Sarah was homegrown right here in California’s Central Valley. She’s passionate in all she does and loves to keep herself busy. She’s a mom to two Boston Terrier siblings, is super close to her family, enjoys taking photos, anything to do with music, the outdoors and cooking. Her favorite colors are green and purple, favorite animals are dogs and penguins, favorite season is Autumn, and favorite Bella Viva dried fruits at the current time are the organic mango and organic pineapple. Sarah’s written for many publications and organizations and is honored to be part of the Bella Viva team!