Origin Italy, Sicily – Category 1
Shelled almonds are among the most widely consumed varieties of nuts. Like many kinds of nuts, almonds are really useful for the care and well-being of our health and beauty. Many nutritionists recommend frequent and daily consumption of almonds, and they can also be a quick snack to eat. Almonds contain 'good' fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
With almonds we can get vitamin E, A and B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6), as well as lutein, beta carotene, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, manganese and plenty of unsaturated fat acids. Almonds are very good for the cardiovascular system. They help prevent the formation of plaque in blood vessels and regulate cholesterol levels. An excellent ally for preventing strokes and heart attacks. It doesn't end there, almonds help strengthen bones, teeth, nails and hair and the immune system. They fight osteoporosis and have antioxidant properties and protect against ageing! If you are considering what is best to buy, whether almonds with the shell or without, we recommend that you always choose those that have at least a brown skin. “Peeled or flaked almonds, which are less rich in beneficial virtues due to oxidation processes, should be avoided”, the expert points out.