Almonds are considered to be one of the first cultures among the nuts that the man began to cultivate. In addition, they are among the most popular snacks on the planet.
Almonds are useful and healthy food, which contains a large portion of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals, fiber and amino acids. In addition we will see what is hiding behind handful of almonds (100 g.)
Nutritional / calories
100g = 575 calories
Fat: 49 g. (76% of the recommended daily value)
Saturated Fat: 4 g. (19%)
Trans Fat: 0 g.
Cholesterol: 0 g.
Salt: 1mg. (0%)
Carbohydrates: 22 g. (7%)
Fiber: 12g (49%)
Sugars: 4 g.
Protein: 21 g.
The most common vitamins and minerals
100g almonds contains:
Vitamin E: 26,2mg (131% of daily needs)
Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 0.2 mg (14%)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 1 mg (60%)
Vitamin B3 (niacin): 3.4mg (17%)
Folic acid: 50.0mcg (12%)
Calcium: 264 mg. (26%)
Iron: 3,7mg (21%)
Magnesium: 268 mg. (67%)
Phosphorus: 484 mg. (48%)
Potassium: 705 mg. (20%)
Zinc: 3,1 mg. (21%)
Copper: 1.0mg (50%)
Manganese: 2,3 mg. (114%)
Some of the benefits of consuming almonds:
- Protects against stroke and heart attack,
- Regulates blood sugar levels,
- Improves the nervous system,
- Reduces the level of bad cholesterol,
- Improves brain function,
- Protects against free radicals,
- Promotes weight loss,
- Prevents gallstones,
- Preserve the health of skin,
- Excellent source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.