Often called a nut, but really a seed, Almonds have a long history; getting numerous mentions in the Bible, added to the bread made for the Pharaoh’s, and cousin to the bitter almond with a cyanide content that can kill if you eat enough. (Just so we’re clear, we only serve up the sweet non-deadly variety).
But aside from their fascinating cultural history; they’re also the best nut source for Vitamin E, an important source of protein and a natural source of ‘good’ fats. These flexible seeds can be made into milk and flour, eaten as a snack or provide that crunch and extra taste to your meal.
They’re one of the most versatile Superfoods going and in 2014 we’ll be trying out our very own homemade Almond Milk. While it’s available in most stores these days, if it comes from a supermarket there’s no way to avoid the sugar and preservatives.
We were happily surprised to find out that apart from a few tools, all you need to make Almond Milk at home is Water and Almonds!
Potential health benefits from eating Almonds in your diet are a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels, it helps builds strong bones and teeth and contains nutrients that boost your brain activity!