Almonds are delicious, this much we all know. But, did you know that they were versatile and packed with nutrition? A 1/4 cup serving of these crunchy little beauties contains 8 grams of protein as well as 45 percent of your recommended daily allowance for both manganese and Vitamin E. They’re also a good source of calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, copper and Vitamin B2.
All this makes them a fantastic ingredient in your plant-based arsenal. Their mild flavor lends itself to both sweet and savory delights, while their texture can add grit and crunch in crusts, or a decadent creaminess to non-dairy cheeses and sauces. They even star in one of the most popular plant-based milks on the market today. It seems as thought there’s nothing these babies can’t do!
With a nutrient-dense and fantastic flavor profile this awesome, it’s no wonder that almonds have an entire day set aside in their honor. The least we can do is set aside an entire meal or snack (or 15) to celebrate!
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