In my previous article I discussed plant based milks. You can read about it in my previous article about nut mylks. I mentioned almond seeds. There are other seeds that are highly nutritious. Examples are cashew, pistachio, macadamia, walnut, sunflower seeds. These seeds are the best sorts of seeds that can provide you with unsaturated fats and low caloric content. Adding their oil or mylk to your diet will help to reduce risk of heart diseases. For example, macadamia contain low cholesterol and help to speed up metabolism. They are a good source of nut mylk. But did you know almond is suitable as meals too?
Almond is prolific plant that serves a wide range of usefulness; its seeds are useful as nut mylk and it is crushed into a powdery form . They serve as food. How amazing is that? It means one cannot go wrong with almond.
There are quite a range of almond meals available in Australia. Examples are:
Raw Australian almond meal, dry roasted Australian almond meal and blanched Australian almond meal. They are for sale in bulk stores in Melbourne. They are available online.
Blanched Australia almond meal is a better alternative to flour. It contains 1000 KJ of energy, 11.9g of protein and 1.15mg of sodium. By ‘’blanched’’ it means it has been partly cooked to remove the outer skin of these almonds. It is great as a recipe for granola or muesli. They are also used in the production of ice cream, salads and puddings. Storage is possible even when bought in large quantity for the bulk food store and they contain no sugar.
Dry roasted almond meal contains the same nutrients that raw almond meals possess; it contains fibre, protein and monounsaturated fats. It contains 3g of fibre and this helps increase metabolism. It is rich in protein and it contains 165 calories per ounce. Dry roasted almond meal can serves as an healthy snack and served with salad.
Raw almond meal is the freshest type of almond meals. Its flavour is juicy and fresh compared – to dry or blanched almond meals. And it is available in Melbourne. It contains 10.7g of protein and sodium is about .65 mg per serve.
Almond in shell is another type of almond but it is not used as food all the time. The shells are quite useful as ornaments as well because almond possess a hard shell that cannot easily be broken. No matter the type of almond meal you choose, you should be rest assured that you are making the right decisions in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Keep it up!