Interesting Facts And Health Benefits of Almonds

Almond nut, almond fruit
Almond. Photo Source: pixabay

  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Genus: Prunus
  • Scientific name: Prunus dulcis
  • Almond fruit is a drupe consisting of an outer null and a hard shell with seeds inside.
  • Almond is very rich in dietary fibre which aids proper digestion and prevent constipation.
  • The nut is very rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids which helps to lower bad cholesterol in the body.
  • Vitamins: Vitamin B-complex(riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine), Vitamin B6, Vitamin A
  • Minerals:

Manganese: essential for the proper functioning of enzymes, absorption of nutrients, wound healing, and development of bones in the body.
Calcium: For strong bones and teeth. Almond contain more                 calcium than any other nut.
Potassium: An important component of cell and body fluids that helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
Zinc: This is required for formation of Red Blood Cells(RBC).
Magnesium: helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.
Selenium: important for cognitive function, a healthy immune system and fertility for both men and woAlmond
Almond nut, almond fruit
Almond. Photo Source: pixabay
  • Almond oil which is extracted from the nut helps prevent skin dryness when applied on the skin. The oil is also use for cooking, pharmaceutical products and cosmetic products.
  • Almond fruit is available all through the year.
  • The fruit have anti cancer property which help prevent certain cancer like the colon cancer.
  • Almond curb the rise in the level of sugar and insulin in the body, hence providing protection against diabetes.
  • Almond helps in pregnancy. They contain folic acid which reduces the cases of birth defects in new born baby.
Almond nut, almond fruit
Almond. Photo Source: Pixabay
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