All nuts are incredibly good for you, but almonds are one of the best when it comes to nutrition, flavour and versatility.They’re packed with plant-based protein and contain a great source of fibre (essential for digestive health). They’re also a source of healthy fats and have similar health properties to avocados or olive oil.
What are the benefits of almonds?
1. The ultimate snack
Almonds make a great snack, because their protein and fibre create slow release energy and leave you feeling full. Almonds can also be used in so many other ways – in baking, stir fries, blended to create almond butter, made into almond milk, or transformed into a savoury almond sauce to pour over your salads or roast veggies.
At The Source, we have almonds for everyone. From raw, organic and activated to delicious dark-choc coated. Here are a few of our faves...
- Raw Almonds: Perfect for snacking, making almond milk , grinding into almond flour, or making raw almond butter.
- Dry Roasted Almonds: Dry roasted almonds have the same nutritional benefits as raw almonds, but are crunchier and have a ‘nuttier’ flavour that some people prefer for snacking. Can also be used for a roasted almond butter.
- Organic Raw Almonds: Our organic raw almonds are have a fresh sweet nutty flavour and aroma, with a crisp crunchy texture. These raw almonds can be activated, used to make dairy free nut mylk, or ground for almond meal and butter – wonderful for vegans and in raw food recipes.
- Whole Blanched Almonds: These whole almonds have been lightly blanched to remove the outer skin and have a delicious creamy nut flavour and aroma with a firm, crunchy texture. They are a great natural snack and a wonderful ingredient to add extra crunch and flavour to cereals, trail mixes, baked goods and sweet or savoury recipes.
- Tiramisu Almonds: Delicious almonds covered with a winning combination of milk and white chocolate are paired to create a taste sensation which is the perfect way to round off a dinner party with friends.
- Flaked Almonds: These almonds have been blanched and then shaved into thin flakes - great as a natural snack or to add extra crunch and flavour to cereals, trail mixes, baked goods and sweet or savoury recipes.
- Smoked Almonds: A crowd favourite! These roasted almonds have a rich smoked flavour and crunchy texture that make them an irresistible snack and great for entertaining or including in savoury recipes.
- Organic Caramelised Cinnamon Almonds: Just like normal almonds, our caramelised cinnamon almonds contain loads of protein and vitamin E. They’re just a bit more yummy and definitely more exciting with a tasty cinnamon coating!
2. Almond oil
Applying pure almond oil to your skin and hair is a great way to nourish yourself! The oils from almonds provide lots of moisture and have a wonderful, soothing effect.
3. Almond milk
Home-made almond milk, or mylk, is so much better than store bought versions – it’s fresher, creamier, yummier and more nutritious. You can use almond milk in place of dairy milk in almost anything – coffee, tea, smoothies, on cereal or granola, or in your baking.
Many people prefer the taste of almond milk that has been sweetened. You can do this by adding a dash of maple syrup, or try adding a few soaked medjool dates, some cinnamon and vanilla before you blend.
Almonds (Prunus Dulcis) are a species of tree native to Middle Eastern regions of Syria, Turkey and Pakistan. The almond nuts are classified with peach seeds, distinguished from the corrugations on the shell that surround the seed.