February 16th is National Almond Day.   Whether you are eating them by themselves, using almond milk, pasta, flour, butter, oil or meal, almonds offer a delicious flavor along with many health benefits. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market, packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.

  • According to a survey of 500 health professionals, almonds may be beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.
  • According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
  • Recent research from Purdue University suggests that eating almonds can help people feel satisfied for several hours, which can support weight management and counter weight gain.
  • Eighty percent of the world’s almonds are grown in California.

For more information you can visit:
http://www.almonds.com/  and http://www.nationalalmondday.com/


You may want to try one of the following almond recipes:

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese
Asparagus with Toasted Almonds and Garlic
Asparagus with Almond Sauce

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Source: National Day Calendar