EN on Foods
December 2008 Issue
A+ for Almonds, Abundant in Vitamin E, Minerals
The Folklore. In ancient Greece, the almond tree was considered special, as it was the only tree that flowered before developing leaves. Ancient Romans showered newlyweds with almonds for fertility. The Facts. Almonds are related to stone fruits like cherries, peaches, apricots and plums; they resemble the kernels inside peach and nectarine pits. They are extremely nutrient-rich; a handful is an excellent source of vitamin E. While all nuts are valued for their E content, none has close to the amount—nearly 40% of the Daily Value—that almonds do. Almonds are also rich in protein, as well as magnesium and manganese, two minerals that can be hard to come by, and are a good source of copper, fiber and the B vitamin riboflavin.
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