The benefits of raw almonds from Glenda’s Farmhouse are culinary and nutritional. From milk and flour to snacks, sauces, and stir-fries, the culinary purposes of almonds are numerous, as are the physical benefits from the nutritional composition of almonds.
Glenda’s Farmhouse is a branch of Andersen & Sons Shelling. We grow world-class walnuts and almonds. In fact, we’re the sixth-largest walnut grower in California. Our facilities are entirely peanut free, and we offer high-quality hazelnuts, pecans, cashews, sea salts, and nut-related products at affordable rates for tables nationwide.
We operate under the guiding purpose of providing good food by good people. Other features of Glenda’s Farmhouse’s operations include:
- Regeneratively farmed
- Pollinator Partnerships
Incorporating almonds, especially raw ones, into a healthy diet adds versatility to your menu and potent nutritional value to your daily intake. By eating your almonds raw, they’re as close to nature as you can get, without any of the nutrients cooked out or denatured by heat.
Almond Nutrition And Health Advantages
One serving of almonds would be an ounce, about a handful, which equals approximately 23 almonds if you wanted to count them. Within this ounce, you’ll gain the following nutrients:
- 152 calories
- 6 g protein
- 13 g fat
- 6 g carbohydrates
- 3 g fiber
- 1 g sugar
Almonds also provide Vitamin E, B2, manganese, and magnesium, all vital nutrients for body functions.
With this nutrition profile in mind, let’s explore a few of the primary health benefits of making almonds a regular part of your diet.
Portion size is critical with any food, but almonds are high in calories. They taste great, and without caution, you could easily overeat almonds. However, when enjoyed responsibly, the protein and fiber in almonds help you remain full for longer, minimizing hunger and overeating.
Another advantage to eating almonds is the management of cholesterol levels, good and bad. The LDL, Low-Density Lipoprotein, cholesterol numbers should be low, and the HDL, High-Density Lipoprotein, cholesterol numbers should be high. Almonds promote the suppression of LDL numbers and the promotion of HDL numbers.
Promote Heart Health
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of almonds protect from heart disease, and almonds can reduce systolic blood pressure. Managed cholesterol and managed blood pressure to lessen the potential for stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular issues.
The calcium and phosphorus found within almonds are integral to bone strength. As we age, bones weaken, and almonds can help prevent serious problems.
Blood Sugar Management
Almonds are low on the glycemic index; they mitigate blood sugar spikes, likely due to the high levels of fiber and protein found within them. Not only will eating foods like these reduce the risk of developing Type II diabetes, but almonds are also appropriate for the diets of diabetic patients.
A healthy gut indicates overall health; an unhealthy gut equals a general state of ill health. Almonds introduce probiotic properties that improve gut health for stronger immunity and health.
Versatility of Almonds & Culinary Uses
- Snack by the handful
- Top oatmeal, cereal, salad, ice cream, or yogurt
- Roast, toast, or season
- Batters for baked goods
- Much more
Embrace the benefits of raw benefits to your pantry and your health by ordering a ready supply from Glenda’s Farmhouse. We strive to meet our customers’ expectations with quality, nutritious foods at affordable prices, and as such, we welcome feedback, questions, and communications. Click here to contact us online, or you may reach us by dialing (530) 839-2236.