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Almond  

Almonds are sometimes called a super food because they’re full of heart-healthy fats. One handful provides lots of energy and can even regulate blood sugar. Try them raw or roasted and salted.

Fun Facts

  • Almonds are related to cherries, peaches, and apricots.
  • Some people are allergic to almonds. These same people are sometimes allergic to peaches, nectarines, and other fruits in the same family.
  • Almonds are a good source of fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fats.
  • The part we eat – the seed – is surrounded by a fuzzy hull that feels a little like a peach.
  • During the harvest, the hulls are peeled away. This part is sometimes sold to farmers for animal bedding.
  • Raw almonds are pasteurized to destroy harmful bacteria.
  • Almond milk is a healthy substitute for cow’s milk. You can make your own by pulverizing almonds with water and a sweetener in a food processor.

Vocabulary

  1. Allergic: to react negatively to something
  2. Hull: the outer shell
  3. Pulverize: to finely grind

Questions and Answers

Question: Can I cook with almonds?

Answer: Almonds are used in many cookies and candies. They can also be ground and used as a coating for meat or fish or added to salads and stir-fries.

Learn More

Watch an almond harvest.

 

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