Hello, fellow almond butter lovers, and welcome back to the Betsy’s Best blog! In my recent blog series, we spent a lot of time looking at all the wonderful ways you can enjoy eating natural almond butter, and this got me thinking. We all know how delicious almond butter is but we wouldn’t have almond butter at all if not for those healthy, bite-sized tree nuts. So what is it that makes almonds so amazing, anyway? Today, let’s explore some interesting facts about almonds and why they are so tasty, which may give you even more reasons to love these crunchy delights. Are you hungry yet? If so, head to your local grocery store or hop on Amazon to place an order for Betsy’s Best All-Natural Almond Butter! Let’s learn all about almonds, shall we?
Almonds Grow on Trees
Almond seeds grow on almond trees called Prunus dulcis, but this tree is more commonly referred to simply as an almond tree. While almonds are native to Mediterranean climates in the Middle East such as Turkey and India, the United States is the main producer of these delightful edible nuts. Almonds grow in a non-edible shell that is removed before almonds are packaged and sold to consumers as raw (natural), roasted, or flavored nuts.
Almonds Are Packed with Nutrients
You probably know by now that almonds are a healthful snack but do you know why they are so nutritious? Well, in just one-ounce (equivalent to a small handful) of these crunchy little pieces of heaven, almonds contain:
- 6 grams of protein
- 3.5 grams of fiber
- 9 grams of monounsaturated fat
- And high amounts of magnesium, manganese, and vitamin E
Almonds Can Lower Cholesterol
Having high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood can cause a number of cardiovascular health problems, including heart disease. One study suggests that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds daily can effectively lower cholesterol levels by an average of 12.4 mg. So if you have a high cholesterol, almonds are a tasty and healthy snack option for lowering cholesterol for a healthier heart!
Almonds Can Curb Hunger
If you’ve ever gotten the mid-morning munchies or afternoon hunger pains, eating a handful of low carb, high protein, and fiber-packed almonds can satisfy your hunger while helping you feel full until lunch or dinner. Not only will you eat fewer calories than munching on a high-cal snack like chips or candy, you’ll feel better eating a healthy snack that fights hunger.
Get Your Fill of Almonds!
Whether you enjoy eating almonds plain or in delicious and nutritious natural almond butter, almonds have many surprising health benefits giving you even more reasons to get your fill of amazing almonds. If you would like to try almonds in an all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free almond butter, visit Betsy’s Best today to order your jar of gourmet almond butter. You can also find our tasty almond butter in a local grocer near you, and on Amazon.
Join us next time as we continue learning all about almonds and why they’re so amazing.