ALMONDS, blanched, sliced
Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Country of Origin: Italy
Production: Blanching involves placing the nuts in hot water for about a minute, then cooling them off quickly in cold water and removing the skin. While blanched almonds may be slightly more processed than the unblanched almonds, their nutritional profile remains very similar.
Qualities: Almonds are a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins like B2, biotin, and E as well as many essential minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc. They are also rich in dietary fiber and mono and polyunsaturated fats. Typical of many nuts and seeds, almonds contain phytosterols which have been associated with cholesterol lowering properties. A one-ounce serving of almonds contains 12% of the Daily Value (DV) of protein, nearly 15% DV of dietary fiber, 20% DV of magnesium, 7% DV of calcium, 5% DV of iron and 5% DV of potassium.
According to a recent (Dec. 2016) massive meta-analysis of 20 studies and 820,000 participants by the Imperial College London School of Public Health published in the journal of BMC Medicine, consuming just 20 grams of nuts per day (about 20 almonds) may reduce the risk of death and chronic disease.Their “results provide further evidence that nut consumption may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, total cancer, and all-cause mortality, and possibly mortality from diabetes, respiratory disease, and infectious disease. These findings support dietary recommendations to increase nut consumption to reduce chronic disease risk and mortality.”
Common Use: Both blanched and natural almonds are commonly enjoyed on their own as a healthy snack, raw or toasted, sprinkled over salads or desserts, and used in many culinary dishes both savory or sweet. The blanched almond has a smoother texture and thus is preferred when making almond flour and marzipan.
Storage: to preserve freshness, keep refrigerated in sealed container. Temperatures for long term storage are −3 to 0 °C (27 to 32 °F) and low humidity
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.