Today we are celebrating National Almond Day with 9 great recipes! Almonds are one the healthiest nuts out there and there are so many great ways to enjoy them!
Did you know that most every almond you buy in the United States comes from California?
Almonds have the most protein, crunch and fiber of any tree nut. These healthy nuts are great for both savory dishes and desserts. Come see what I found!
Warm Quinoa Salad with Honey Roasted Almonds and Cranberries from Wonderful Almond Accents
The most interesting fact about almonds? They are not a nut at all. Almonds are actually a seed of a flower and are botanically related to roses and orchids. Almonds are still referred to as a tree nut, however, since they resemble nuts and are produced from trees like other nuts.
Almond Roca from Simply Recipes
Did you know? Almonds cannot self-pollinate and need bees to help them do so. Without bees, you would have no almonds at all! Almond growers actually rent bees for pollination and it’s one of the most costly issues for growers! And bees are not always the easiest of employees. They don’t work in the rain, at night, in the early morning, or when there’s frost.
Chocolate and Almond Macaroons from Southern Living
Almonds were one of the first foods awarded a qualified health claim in the United States. They have proven to help slow absorption of sugar and carbs. Recent studies show that if you eaten almonds in mid-morning, you can help moderate your blood sugar throughout the day!
Olive Oil Almond Cake from Scarborough Food Fair
Healthy! Almonds are one of the best sources of the antioxidant vitamin E. One ounce of almonds gives you more than a third of the daily value!
Almond Cupcakes from Blue Diamond Almonds
Stash a handful of almonds in your gym bag, purse and glove compartment so you have a healthy snack at your fingertips when you are on the go. A one ounce serving is about 22 almonds!
Cinnamon Almond Hasselback Sweet Potatoes from Apron Strings
Fun Fact: Chocolate manufacturers use about 40% of the world’s almonds!
Almond Toffee Popcorn from Gooseberry Patch
Did you know? Whole natural almonds will keep well for up to two years in the fridge. Their long storage life is due in part to vitamin E which helps keep them fresh.
Parmesan Almond Crusted Chicken Bites from Cheap Recipe Blog
Are you trying to be gluten free? Almond flour is a delicious and versatile option for gluten-free baking!
Secret Almond Cookies from Hersheys
So whip up some almond goodness in honor of the day! Happy National Almond Day!
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