Almond Health Benefits – One Mighty Little Nut
When you add almonds to your formulations, you’re not just giving consumers flavor and texture, you’re giving them what they’re asking for—a way to eat the things they love, with some impressive added health benefits:
- An excellent source of Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) – an important antioxidant
- Only 1 gram of saturated fat and 13 grams of “good” mono– and polyunsaturated fats
- 3.5 grams of dietary fiber, an important touch point for consumers
- 6 grams of plant-based protein for vegetarian and partial vegetarian products
- 8% Daily Value of calcium, for those with a dairy intolerance
- Cholesterol-free – may also help to maintain a healthy heart and lower cholesterol
In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) has recently certified almonds—based on their nutrient profile—to display the signature Heart-Check mark. This is the most consumer-trusted nutrition icon appearing on packaged foods. And, ounce for ounce, almonds have more protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin, and niacin than any other tree nut.
Now that’s a mouthful!
Almond Nutrition Grid