Used in a wide variety of applications, nonpareil almonds are by far the most versatile in the almond family. Easily identifiable from their elongated, somewhat flat shape, they have a gentle flavour and thinner outer skin which allows for easier skinning and processing. Like all almonds, nonpareils are extremely high in protein and nutrition, their light flavour profile making them a delicious snack on their own or toasted, seasoned, and used in nut mixes or as a salad topping. Considered to be a higher grade than the Butte almonds, nonpareils have a superior flavour and appearance which better suits them to higher end applications.
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. Results from a recent study  showed evidence that nut consumption (about 20 almonds) 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.
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.
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