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Almonds

Also Known As : Badaam, Flat rock, Badamkayi, Badam Parippu, Badami, Badam
Technical Name : Prunus dulcis

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

They are sweet in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It is important that almonds are stored in tightly closed containers to prevent insect infestation as well as odour absorption.
  2. To get the maximum nutrition it is best to soak almonds before they are eaten.
  3. Almonds can be eaten as a snack and can be added to grains, such as rice, oatmeal and quinoa.
  4. They can also be added to bakery products like cakes and cookies and can be used as a garnish on dishes and desserts.

Common names and forms

  1. Almond (Natural)
  2. Almond kernel
  3. Almond Pieces
  4. Almond Slice
  5. Badam
  6. California Almond Kernels
  7. California Almonds
  8. California Premium Almonds
  9. Chopped Almonds
  10. Dry Roasted Almonds
  11. Flaked almonds
  12. Fresh Almond
  13. Lightly Roasted Almonds
  14. Natural Almond (Himachal)
  15. Natural California Almond
  16. Organic Almonds
  17. Peeled almond
  18. Plain Almonds
  19. Premium Almonds
  20. Premium Almonds With Skin
  21. Premium Exotic Almonds
  22. Premium Exotic California Almonds
  23. Pure Californian Almonds
  24. Roasted Almonds
  25. Roasted California Almonds
  26. Roasted Exotic Almonds
  27. Roasted Handpicked California Almonds
  28. Roasted Handpicked Exotic Almonds
  29. Roasted Premium Almonds
  30. Selected and Roasted almonds with skin
  31. Sliced Almonds
  32. Slightly Crushed Almonds (Badam)
  33. Soaked almond
  34. Whole Almonds

Description

Technically, almond is the edible seed of the almond tree which is a bright white fruit that is wrapped in a reddish brown cover. They are consumed as a dry fruit. Almonds add extensive flavor to dishes such as curries, biryanis pilafs and desserts.

Health benefits

  • The magnesium in almonds may help to lower blood pressure levels.(1)
  • They contains antioxidants that help to protect the cells from oxidative damage.(1)
  • They helps to lower cholesterol levels.(1)
  • When women eat almonds during pregnancy, they are likely to give birth to babies who dont suffer from NTDs (Neural tube defects).(2)
  • As per research, it has been proved that almonds are rich in riboflavin and L-carnitine which helps in the growth of brain cells in the human body.(2)

Selection Guide

For the freshest flavor, one should purchase whole almonds and chop or slice them before use.

Note

Almonds are rich in oxalates, which could cause kidney stones.(3)

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