|Potassium 733mg||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 3.8g||19%|
|Total Fat 50g||64%|
The almond is a deciduous tree, growing 4–10 m (13–33 ft) in height, with a trunk of up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. The young twigs are green at first, becoming purplish where exposed to sunlight, then grey in their second year. The almond fruit is 3.5–6 cm (1 3⁄8–2 3⁄8 in) long. In botanical terms, it is not a nut but a drupe. The outer covering or exocarp, fleshy in other members of Prunus such as the plum and cherry, is instead a thick, leathery, grey-green coat (with a downy exterior), called the hull. Inside the hull is a reticulated, hard, woody shell (like the outside of a peach pit) called the endocarp. Inside the shell is the edible seed, commonly called a nut. Generally, one seed is present, but occasionally two occur. After the fruit matures, the hull splits and separates from the shell.
Almonds are said to be one of the world’s most loved tree nuts that are highly nutritious and filled with fats, antioxidants including vitamins and minerals. Most people are aware of the facts that almonds are good for your health. Almonds are rich in proteins, fiber and nutrients. Almonds reduce your risk of cholesterol. Almond can regulate blood sugar. Consuming almonds in excess can cause nausea, diarrhoea, shortness in breath and problems in swallowing etc. Almonds have High Vitamin E.