September 14, 2017
Almonds: Did you know?
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:
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).
- Bella Viva Almond Grower and Partner, Henry Colombo