Are you looking for small changes that you can make to lead a healthier life? Glenda’s Farmhouse almonds, incorporated into a healthy diet, provide nutrition and convenience. With impressive nutrition facts and versatile uses, almonds deserve a place in your dietary lineup.
We at Glenda’s Farmhouse provide a full catalog of nutritious foods including almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, sea salts, walnut crumbles, and almond flour. Our commitment to quality, nutrition, and safety are evident in every package of every product we distribute.
Our facilities are fully peanut free to prevent any unintended contamination of products for the protection of our customers.
A Primer on Almonds
Native to the Mediterranean, almonds have been cultivated for over 5,000 years, spoken of in the Old Testament of The Bible. From then to today, almonds have remained a high quality food, enjoyed by many.
The seed of a drupe fruit, almonds are a substantial source for nutrition. Consuming almonds provides Vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, fiber, biotin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, flavonoids, plant sterols, and phenolic acids.
A single serving of almonds = 1 oz, about 23 almonds, or ¼ cup.
A serving of almonds contains:
- 165 calories
- 6 g protein – body’s building block; crucial to muscle, bone, skin, and nails
- 14 g fat (80% monounsaturated, 15% polyunsaturated, 5% saturated)
- 6 g carbohydrate
- 4 g fiber – aids in satiation and gut health; blood sugar management
- 5 g monounsaturated fat – heart healthy fats that lower LDL (bad) and raise HDL (good) cholesterols
- 7 mg Vitamin E – antioxidant for cell protection
- 220 mg potassium – blood pressure regulation; heart and muscle function
- 81 mg calcium – strong bones and teeth
- 81 mg magnesium – muscle and nerve function; regulation of blood sugar and blood pressure
- .3 mg riboflavin – B Vitamin for metabolism and production of red blood cells
- 1 mg niacin – B vitamin for production of energy
- 144 mg phosphorus – strong bones and teeth; use and storage of energy
- 1 mg iron – delivers oxygen throughout body; energy production
The Health Effects of Almonds
Almonds provide a wealth of health benefits when included as a regular part of your diet.
- Lowered risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduced LDL and total cholesterol
- Antioxidants overcome free radicals
- Weight management
- Moderated blood sugars
- Improved gut health
Almonds come in several forms: raw, blanched, dry-roasted, or oil roasted; whole, sliced, chopped, or slivered; plain, salted, or flavored. When stored in the refrigerator, almonds will keep for two years.
Enjoy almonds in various ways. Whether you throw them in a sauce or on top of a salad, almonds can be incorporated into every meal of the day.
On our multi-generational farm, we produce quality almonds, and as part of this production, we strive to operate sustainably and in harmony with the natural world. We have our own bee farm to work collaboratively with our almond trees to spur production and improve the environment. After all, none of us can live without bees.
Almonds deserve a place in your daily diet, as you can see from the facts about their nutrition. You can order a supply of them easily from Glenda’s Farmhouse to keep a fresh stock at the ready for snacking and cooking purposes. Discover more about our product catalog or growing processes today by calling (530) 839-2236 or placing an online order.