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Using Almonds

Description:

The almond is a nut, native to Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey. Nutritionally almonds offer a good source for vitamin E, fiber and magnesium along with calcium, iron and protein.

Uses:

Almonds can be used in dessert dishes, chopped and sprinkled on top of candy, used in stir fry, ground up into almond butter, roasted, seasoned and eaten as a snack. Almond is one of the key ingredients in marzipan, a moldable, edible confection often used for cakes.

Storage:

You can keep raw almonds longer in the freezer. Roasted almonds should be kept in an airtight container.

Recipes:

Substitutions:

Almonds can be ground and made into a almond butter which is a great alternative to peanut butter. Can be made into a flower for a low carb alternative to wheat flour. A milk substitute can made, which is a dairy-free and soy-free alternative for those with dietary restrictions.

Interesting Fact:

Almonds have been praised for many health benefits, such as, cancer prevention. If eaten daily can help lower cholesterol, and boost the immune system.

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March 5, 20080 found this helpful

Just joined ThriftyFun, a great site, Thank you. Almonds are a wonderful food with so many benefits. This is a delicious flourless cake, so easy.

CITRUS ALMOND FLOURLESS CAKE

Chop up 3 oranges or mandarin peel & all. Blend in food processor till pulpy, add 4 beaten eggs , 200 mls almond meal ( natural preferred - skin on for texture & fiber) & cup of sugar. Bake moderate oven 45 mins.

Almond oil - Wonderful moisturizer for skin conditions , easily absorbed. For dry damaged hair -Massage about 15 mlns into hair , leave overnight, wash as normal. Feel the difference.

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If I can give advise to any almond question or honey (my husband is a beekeeper), I'd be glad to answer them.

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