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Using Almonds


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.



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.


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



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.


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.

I have many recipes , and as a nutritionist who made a tree change , now grow them, harvest & process them. Farmers markets is now my office. Meeting many people who visit my farm, and learn all about the ALMOND.

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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